Tag Archives: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Clapper Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence

Presidental nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next director of national intelligence. Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence, will take over for Dennis C. Blair …

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US-Japan Security Consultative Committee Releases Joint Statement

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the U.S and Japan. The alliance was reconfirmed by the release of a joint statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates …

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Secretary Gates Talks Budget on VE Day

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently spoke about how the Pentagon is spending its money. Gates spoke at the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of VE Day at the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Secretary Gates used the tough budget decisions during the Cold War …

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