Tag Archives: Robert M. Gates

Secretary Gates, Brazilian Defense Minister Sign Security Pact

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim yesterday signed a new defense cooperation agreement, which Gates said “offers a transparent, positive model for engagement throughout the Americas.” “This agreement will lead to a deepening of U.S.-Brazil defense cooperation at all levels and will demonstrate how much …

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Gates, Mullen Report on Mérida Summit in Mexico

During a one-day visit to Mexico City, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Mexican military leaders he will look into ways to speed up equipment deliveries to support their fight against drug cartels. Testifying Tuesday before the House Appropriations Committee, Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint …

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Gates, Mullen Head US Crime-Fighting Delegation to Mexico

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will travel to Mexico City this week as part of a delegation focused on helping the Mexican government fight drug-trafficking cartels and other security threats. “It is in our interest that our friends …

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Military Women Honored During Pentagon’s Women’s History Month

The contributions of military women throughout history were highlighted yesterday during remarks at the Pentagon’s Women’s History Month observation. The nation depends upon women, both military and civilian, at all levels of the Defense Department, from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to the upper echelons of military command, …

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Defense Secretary Gates Visits Soldiers in Afghanistan

In a three-day trip to Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited soldiers to get the “ground truth” directly from those in areas of conflict. “These incredible young people, the enthusiasm they have, and they have some good feedback about partnering with the Afghans,” Gates said. “And talking to …

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