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Topic - Robert M. Gates
Citing former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' memoir, the father of a National Guardsman whose son was killed in Afghanistan is blaming White House leaks about the Osama bin Laden raid for the Taliban's downing of a transport helicopter that killed his son, 17 members of SEAL Team 6 and 12 other U.S. troops.
1. "Concealed in Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult)
Ten years after a 2004 firefight in Iraq, Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s death continues to ignite controversy, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week refusing to reopen his nomination for the Medal of Honor and the Marine’s family accusing a newspaper of race-baiting in its reporting on the standoff.
U.S. intelligence agencies are stepping up their spying on Russia's military amid concerns that Moscow is preparing to use force against Ukraine in the wake of the pro-democracy revolution in Kiev.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's about-face — from hawkish war veteran senator to Pentagon budget cutter and liberal comrade — came full circle this week as he announced plans to make a shrinking armed forces even smaller.
The resume Christian Marrone submitted to the government to win his job as Homeland Security Department chief of staff glosses over his five years working as an aide to a convicted Pennsylvania state senator that led him to become the central witness in the trial that sent his former boss to prison.
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Top congressional Republicans want the Obama administration to turn over background-check records on the Department of Homeland Security’s new chief of staff, Christian Marrone, citing ethics questions tied to a Pennsylvania political scandal.
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"For him, it's all about getting out."
Chinese military forums on the Internet were abuzz recently over the posting of the first photo of China's latest test flight of a prototype jet.
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Some memoirs are written to explain or apologize, and some are written to settle scores. Although Robert M. Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" settles some scores, my sense is that he wrote it to get his whole experience as secretary of defense behind him.
For aging baby boomers, our memories of Martin Luther King always return to the Lincoln Memorial, the touchstone of American freedom, where King gave his immortal "I Have A Dream" speech. Given under the granite gaze of the Great Emancipator, his words brought to mind Lincoln's oft-repeated phrase "the better angels of our nature." They were clearly in attendance that day.
You will perhaps forgive me if I have found all this bellyaching about retired Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates' so-called indiscretion, indignation and candor a bit hard to take.