Ex-US officials criticize Obama `micromanagement`

Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defense Department, on Saturday criticized President Barack Obama`s "micromanagement" of the military.

British cuts limiting military partnership with US: Gates

Britain`s military cuts mean it will no longer be a full partner alongside United States forces, former US defence secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.

US averted South Korea air strike on North, says Robert Gates

South Korea declined to comment Wednesday on revelations that the United States talked it down from launching a retaliatory air strike on North Korea in 2010.

Obama defends his Afghan strategy

Barack Obama defended his war strategy and said he had faith in Afghan mission, after US president`s commitment to Afghanistan war was criticised by former Defence Secretary Robert Gates in his book.

Gates says Obama`s critics have `hijacked` his memoir

Former US defense secretary Robert Gates insisted on Monday his new memoir is "even-handed" and accused opponents of President Barack Obama of misrepresenting it to score political points.

Pakistan not an ally of US: Robert Gates

Robert Gates, the former US Defence Secretary who was the strongest supporter of Pakistan, believes that Islamabad is not an ally of America and it will not give up its policy of supporting terrorists.

Obama didn`t believe his own war strategy: Ex-US Def Secy Robert Gates

Former defense secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama`s handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir, US media reported.

Former US Defence Secretary Gates criticises Obama in memoir

US President Barack Obama lacked belief in his administration`s policy toward the war in Afghanistan and was skeptical it would even succeed, his former defense secretary, Robert Gates, writes in a memoir to be published next week.

Robert Gates supports use of drones

Former US defence secretary Robert Gates, who served both the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration, has strongly supported the use of drones.

`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 Laden was holed up in a Pak compound.

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 military deaths in Iraq.

‘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 region, but by the time the camps were raided, they
were found empty.

Gates blasts NATO, questions future of alliance

The NATO was formed in 1949 as a US-led bulwark against Soviet aggression.