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.
"The reality is they're not going to be able to be successful against ISIS strictly from the air, or strictly depending on the Iraqi forces or the Sunni tribes acting on their own."
- Robert Gates on Sep 17, 2014