American Politics

Defense Secretary Gates criticizes other NATO members for lack of support

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates rebuked some of America’s staunchest allies yesterday, saying that the United States has a “dwindling appetite’’ to serve as the heavyweight partner in the military order that has underpinned the US relationship with Europe since the end of World War II. In an unusually stinging speech, made [...]

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Defense Secretary Gates seeks NATO Members’ continued commitment to Afghanistan

June 9, 2011

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New Defense Secretary Panetta: Iraq requesting that U.S. troops stay

June 9, 2011

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Outgoing Defense Secretary Gates to Obama: Don’t pull out of Afghanistan too quickly

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ” From Nato headquarters he said: “Having arrived in Brussels after my 12th and last visit to Afghanistan as secretary of defence, I shared my view that we are making substantial progress on the ground. I also reiterated my belief that these gains could be threatened if we do not proceed with [...]

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