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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Robert Gates supports use of drones
Former US defence secretary Robert Gates, who served both the Bush Administration and the Obama Admi...
`Obama rolled dice with order to kill bin Laden`
Former US defence secretary Robert Gates said Barack Obama had virtually no concrete proof Osama bin...
Obama honours Robert Gates with "Freedom of Medal"
Barack Obama bestowed the "Medal of Freedom" to the outgoing Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
Obama weighed risks for Afghan plan: Gates
The debate over the initial Afghan drawdown has highlighted rifts between White House and Pentagon.
`Waning public support shaped US drawdown plan`
US President plans to pull out 33,000 reinforcements in Afghanistan by the end of September 2012.
America may lose global supremacy: Gates
America, hit by the financial crisis, may lose its superpower status, said Robert gates.
Americans are tired of war: Gates
US defence secretary Robert Gates on Sunday acknowledged that Americans are tired of war.
‘US holding preliminary talks with Taliban’
US acknowledged that it is engaged in preliminary "outreach" talks with Taliban.
Iran supplying arms to Iraqi Shiite groups: Gates
Robert Gates says Shiite extremists, not al Qaeda terrorists, are to blame for most of the recent US...
‘Gates exit from Pentagon is bad news for Pak’
A US counter-terror analyst has said, arrival of Panetta who will bring a new CIA, is bad for Pak.
US disappointed by failed raids in Pakistan: Gates
US tipped off Pakistan about two militant bomb making facilities in the country`s restive tribal r...
Gates blasts NATO, questions future of alliance
The NATO was formed in 1949 as a US-led bulwark against Soviet aggression.
Forces on track to deliver blow to Taliban: Gates
The US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is retiring June 30.
US weighs timeline on Afghan surge pullout: Gates
Gates indicated for the first time that President Barack Obama may lay out a long-term plan for US t...
US support troops should go home first: Gates
US defence secretary was on his final trip to assess a war in its 10th year.
NATO hits Tripoli as Gates says Gaddafi`s time is up
US defence secretary said Muammar Gaddafi`s aides will inevitably abandon him.
Gates begins farewell visits with troops
Gates, who is retiring June 30, is assessing the situation ahead of a presidential decision within w...
In Afghanistan, Gates bidding farewell to troops
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said during his farewell trip to Afghanistan that success of the ...
`Real opportunities` for talks with Taliban: Gates
Military pressure on the Taliban could lead to "real opportunities" for peace talks, Gates said.
‘Indo-US partnership to help stability in S Asia’
The United States and India are working more closely together than ever before.
Gates hopes to improve US-China relations
Gates has made relations with China a priority during his 4 1/2 years as defense secretary.
US not out to `hold China down`: Gates
The US wants to forge a stronger dialogue with China`s expanding military.
US military remains committed to Asia: Gates
Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said the US military will preserve its presence in the Pacific d...
US defence cuts mean `hard decisions`: Gates
Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that fiscal pressures on the US military`s budget will requi...
Gates warns against shrinking US military
US defence secretary has called for maintaining a powerful American military.
US raid `humiliated` Pakistan: Gates
US defence secretary believes "somebody" in Pak knew about Osama`s hideout.
Osama’s death could be "game changer" in Afghan war strategy
US defence secy said Osama won’t be around to obstruct any deal with Taliban.
`Premature` to eye faster pullout of Afghanistan: Gates
US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has said accelerating troop withdrawals from Afghanistan becau...
Osama raid `very gutsy call` by Obama: Gates
The Pentagon chief has worked under 8 presidents including as a CIA director.
Osama’s death may be Afghan `game-changer`: Gates
Robert Gates admits US forces are stretched thin after about a decade at war.
Gates foresees turning point in Afghanistan war
NATO commanders expect an increase in violence in Afghanistan in the spring.
Gates in UAE to discuss tense Middle East
UAE shares US` concerns about instability in Yemen, Iran`s role in region.
Gates urges Iraq restraint after Iran clashes
Iraqi forces clashed with an Iranian opposition group, reportedly killing 25.
Robert Gates visits Kurdish leaders in Iraq
US defence secretary arrived in Irbil for talks with Masoud Barzani.
‘CIA`s Leon Panetta not eager to swap jobs’
Robert Gates has made clear he plans to step down as defense secretary.
Gates hails Iraq, warns against Iran, Qaeda
US defence secretary said unrest in Bahrain has created tensions in Iraq.
No ground troops while `I am in this job`: Robert Gates
US lawmakers want to know how long conflict will last, how much it will cost.
Libya placing corpses at bombed sites?
Last week, Tripoli said nearly 100 civilians had been killed in air strikes.
Gates first US defense chief to visit Palestinians
Gates was looking to revive stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Gates urges Syrians to "take lesson" from Egypt revolt
Syrian Prez has faced nearly a week of protests, inspired by Arab uprisings.
Libyans, not West, will determine fate: Gates
Russia, China, India, Brazil condemn air strikes on Libya as unwarranted.
US pressures allies to take Libya mission now
Robert Gates said allied mission in Libya was clear but the outcome was not.
US defence secretary lauds progress in Russia ties
Robert Gates arrives in Russia for his final visit as US defence secretary.
US expects to hand off Libya lead in `days`
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vows to retaliate against western "aggression".
Arab nations must enact democratic reforms: Gates
US defence secretary believes Bahrain is serious about addressing grievances.
Gates meets with leaders of Bahrain
Bahrain`s top rulers are facing growing demands for more political freedom.
Robert Gates sees `acid test` ahead in Afghanistan war
US defense secretary Robert Gates touted progress on a visit to southern Afghanistan but said NATO f...
Air cover over Libya would require attack: Robert Gates
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is sharpening his words of caution about providing air cover for Liby...
Protests in Middle East a setback for al-Qaeda: Gates
The mass anti-government protests in the Middle East is a major setback for al-Qaeda, a top US offi...
`China`s stealth fighters will lag US for years`
China`s military build-up has caused unease among neighbours in Asia-Pacific.
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