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NATIONAL
May 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged graduates at his alma mater to pursue a career of public service with the ideals of the settlers of nearby Jamestown 400 years ago. Gates, a 1965 graduate of the College of William & Mary, told more than 1,760 graduates that Jamestown's establishment of America's first representative assembly expressed the concept that people should have a say in how they are governed.
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NATIONAL
January 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is recuperating after arm surgery, and a deputy is temporarily in charge, a spokesman said Friday. Gates underwent an operation to repair a damaged tendon in his left arm. The procedure was done under general anesthesia and lasted less than two hours, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said. Gates was at home Friday afternoon and expected to resume his duties today, Morrell said. He was not expected back in the office until Monday, however.
WORLD
November 22, 2008 | Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday that he would like to send more American forces to the war in Afghanistan before national elections scheduled for next year, and that grim depictions of the 7-year-old war are "far too pessimistic." Gates said additional forces would provide greater security and predicted that conditions would "be under enough control to allow the elections to take place" in the fall.
NEWS
September 23, 1991 | Associated Press
Senate Intelligence Committee chairman David L. Boren (D-Okla.) said Sunday that Robert M. Gates has given satisfactory explanations about his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. It's "a little early to tell" whether Gates will be confirmed as CIA director, but he has "made a very positive impression," Boren said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Gates said "that he learned . . .
NEWS
August 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
Richard J. Kerr, the deputy director of the CIA, will take over next week as acting director to replace William H. Webster, who is retiring from government service, the agency announced Thursday. The CIA public affairs office said that Kerr will become acting director on Monday and will serve until the new director is confirmed. Webster announced his retirement in May and said he would leave the agency at the end of July to go into private law practice.
NEWS
July 7, 1991 | GEORGE LARDNER JR. and WALTER PINCUS, THE WASHINGTON POST
Prosecutors investigating attempts to cover up the Iran-Contra scandal are concentrating on the former chief of the CIA's Central American task force and what he knows of the roles played by other CIA and Bush Administration officials. Considered one of the most promising younger officials in the agency until he was reprimanded for withholding information from Congress, Alan D. Fiers and his lawyers have been discussing a possible plea bargain with independent counsel Lawrence E.
NEWS
October 17, 1992 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert M. Gates, on the first visit by a CIA director to Moscow, told Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin on Friday about one of the U.S. intelligence coups of the Cold War--the raising of a Soviet submarine by the spy ship Glomar Explorer, Russian sources said.
WORLD
January 17, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Dutch Defense Ministry on Wednesday summoned the U.S. ambassador as other American allies denounced criticism of NATO forces in Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. The U.S. ambassador, Roland Arnall, met with ministry officials to offer a "clarification of the comments" by Gates, said chief State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.
NATIONAL
July 27, 2007 | From the Washington Post
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he was personally engaged in developing contingency plans for a drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq and emphasized that those efforts were a "priority" for the Pentagon. "Such planning is indeed taking place with my active involvement as well as that of senior military and civilian officials and our commanders in the field," Gates wrote in a letter to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday.
WORLD
February 28, 2008 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wrapped up a six-day visit to three regional democracies Wednesday, working to strengthen ties and upgrade the militaries of all three, which have increasingly complex relationships with a burgeoning China. In two days of talks with Indian leaders, Gates spent more time discussing New Delhi's security challenges with Beijing than with its traditional regional rival Pakistan, according to a senior Defense Department official who attended the meetings.
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