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President Barack Obama, Secretary of State of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates participate in a cabinet meeting at the White House on Feb. 1, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Clinton: Gates Was A ‘Very Good Colleague’

Hillary Rodham Clinton says former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was a “very good colleague” and says her main takeaway from his new book is his admiration for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

01/27/2014

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doesn't regret anything he wrote in his controversial new book and calls the memoir "an honest account." (Photo by Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)

Gates Defends Memoir As ‘An Honest Account’

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doesn’t regret anything he wrote in his controversial new book and calls the memoir “an honest account.”

01/12/2014

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama share a laugh during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute on the River Parade Field at the Pentagon June 30, 2011 in Arlington, Va. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Biden Has Been One Of The Leading Statesmen Of His Time’

The White House is going on the defensive after excerpts released from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new book criticizes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

01/08/2014

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates, Panetta Question Obama’s Syria Strategy

President Barack Obama’s first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress’ approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

09/17/2013

File photo of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Is There A Morale Crisis In The US Nuclear Force?

Beyond the Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions.

05/11/2013

File photo of Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Ambassador Fine With US Cabinet Changes For Obama’s Second Term

Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday that he expects to have a continued good working relationship with President Barack Obama’s administration despite changes in the U.S. diplomatic corps.

01/29/2013