Tag Archives: Robert M. Gates

Gates Calls Clapper the Right Pick for DNI Nomination

President Barack Obama’s nominee for the next director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper, is the right man for the job, according to Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. In a news conference en route to Azerbaijan from Singapore, Gates said Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who …

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Secretary Gates Awarded 2010 American Patriot Award

Last week, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates received a lifetime achievement award for his 40 years of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security. The defense secretary was honored again, as the recipient of the 2010 American Patriot Award given by the National Defense University Foundation. Gates …

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DoD to Implement New Suspicious-Activity Reporting System

The Department of Defense has announced it will use the FBI-owned and maintained eGuardian suspicious-activity reporting system to ensure access to appropriate law enforcement-related threat information in support of the department’s missions. The announcement follows two years of analysis and a six-month pilot program designed to find the best replacement …

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Odierno Nominated to Lead U.S. Joint Forces Command

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday President Barack Obama has nominated Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the current commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, to head U.S. Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk, Va. Prior to assuming command of U.S. Forces Iraq in September 2008, Odierno was commanding …

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Defense Secretary Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates last Friday received a lifetime achievement award for his four decades of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security, making him the 26th recipient to be honored with the William Oliver Baker Award since its establishment in 1985. The Intelligence and National …

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Gates, Clinton Urge Senate to Ratify Nuclear Treaty

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty strengthens the nation’s defenses and urged the Senate to ratify the pact between the United States and Russia. “This treaty reduces the strategic nuclear forces of our two …

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Gates, Afghan Offcials Discuss Defense Cooperation

U.S. and Afghan officials yesterday agreed to explore ways to strengthened defense cooperation between the two countries and cement a long-term partnership for the future, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday hosted Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar and …

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Navy, Marines Need Flexible People, Says Secretary Gates

Speaking yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Convention at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said sailors and Marines must have morals, physical courage and integrity, and they must think “creatively and boldly.” “They must have the vision and insight to see …

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Navy to Start Intergrating Women onto Submarines

Navy officials yesterday announced plans to integrate women onto submarines beginning late next year or early 2012, a decision that became public after Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress in February that the Navy wants to add women to submarines. “There are extremely capable women in the …

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