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June 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Confirmation hearings for Central Intelligence Agency director-designate Robert M. Gates were postponed until after the Senate returns from the July 4 recess. The Select Committee on Intelligence decided against conducting the sessions earlier so that the nomination can be put to a vote of the full Senate without holiday interruptions.
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.
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.
July 20, 2007 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
Over the four decades Robert M. Gates has worked in the federal government's national security bureaucracy, he has earned a reputation as a cool and analytical operator who keeps his inner feelings from even his closest colleagues. But Wednesday night, at the end of an address to the Marine Corps Assn., the Defense secretary nearly came to tears telling the story of a decorated Marine officer who was killed in Iraq in May after volunteering for a second combat tour.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
May 26, 2007 | From the Baltimore Sun
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates largely avoided talk of the Iraq war Friday during his commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy, instead advising graduates to remember that Congress and the media are "two pillars of freedom under the Constitution." "Both surely try our patience from time to time, but they are the surest guarantees of the liberty of the American people," Gates said. Gates, a former president of Texas A&M University who replaced Donald H.
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.
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