Defense Secretary Robert Gates burst out of his office in mock horror.
The public Robert Gates was the picture of calm bipartisanship and steady professionalism as President Barack Obama’s Republican-holdover defense secretary.
Iran is furnishing new, more deadly weapons to Shiite Muslim militias targeting U.S. troops in Iraq as part of a pattern of renewed attempts to exert influence in the region, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates , an early voice of caution on U.S. military involvement in Libya, defended President Barack Obama ’s decision to join the air campaign in an appearance on Capitol Hill.
"This is an area where over the last several years we have seen some signs of, I guess I would call it a disconnect, between the military and the civilian leadership."
- Robert Gates on Nov 13, 2013