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Latest Robert Gates Items
North Korea threatened to mount a powerful nuclear response to upcoming joint U.S.-South Korean military drills, calling the exercises an "unpardonable" provocation on top of wrongly blaming Pyongyang for the sinking of a South Korean warship.
The United States announced Thursday it will resume cooperation with Indonesia's special forces after ties were severed more than a decade ago over suspected human rights abuses by the commando unit.
The Obama administration moved Wednesday to push new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates showed solidarity with South Korea during a visit to the area that separates it from the North.
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been picked to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced on Thursday.
Defense company Lockheed Martin Corp. is moving to trip its executive ranks in an effort to cut overhead costs on huge weapons programs.
Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Mr. Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview.
When Newt Gingrich launched his frontal assault on the State Department in 2003, in the context of the Iraq crisis, a lot of people applauded. "Without bold dramatic change at the State Department, the United States will soon find itself on the defensive everywhere except militarily. In the long run that is a very dangerous position for the world's leading democracy to be in. Indeed in the long run that is an unsustainable position." Four years later, you have to admire the man's prescience.
BAGHDAD (AP) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit today to Kirkuk in the oil-rich Kurdish region, where the U.S. administration has emphasized what it sees as new signs of cooperation and progress, and then flew to the Iraqi capital for meetings with national leaders. Video: Secretary Rice in Iraq
Boy, when it comes to Saudi Arabia, that Condi Rice and Bob Gates sure drive a tough bargain.