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CIA director, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and university president

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Robert Gates: CIA director, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and university president
Robert Michael Gates is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush, but was retained for service by President Barack Obama. Gates began his career serving as an officer in the United States Air Force but was quickly recruited by the CIA. Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, and was Director of Central Intelligence under President George H. W. Bush. After leaving the CIA, Gates became president of Texas A&M University and was a member of several corporate boards. Gates served as a member of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission co-chaired by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, that studied the lessons of the Iraq War.

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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on May 12, 2019

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Michael Bennet, Robert Gates, Hank Paulson, Susan Glasser, and David Nakamura appeared on this broadcast of "Face the Nation"
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Robert Gates says Russian interference not "case closed" by Mueller report

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talks with Margaret Brennan about whether he thinks Russian President Vladmir Putin has paid an adequate price for Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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Videos for Robert Gates

China won't swallow 'bitter fruit' in U.S. trade war [Video]China won't swallow 'bitter fruit' in U.S. trade war

The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Biden, Sanders, and Trump's age 'problematic': Gates [Video]Biden, Sanders, and Trump's age 'problematic': Gates

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says age might be a 'problematic' issue in the 2020 presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

 

Full interview: Robert Gates on "Face the Nation"

Margaret Brennan sat down with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Friday, May 10 at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. The interview aired on the May 12, 2019 broadcast of..
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Ex-defense secretary: "Real risk" of Vietnam-like scenario in Afghanistan

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned of pulling American troops out of Afghanistan if its government is unstable
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Robert Gates on Afghanistan

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan about the future of Afghanistan.
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