** FILE ** In a Thursday, June 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington. The College of William and Mary has named former U.S. Defense Secretary Gates as its next chancellor. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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** FILE ** In a Thursday, June 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington. The College of William and Mary has named former U.S. Defense Secretary Gates as its next chancellor. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)