Robert Gates

Type: Person
Name: Robert Gates (Robert Michael Gates)
Title: Secretary of Defense
Organization: Texas A&M University
Date of Birth: 1943-09-23
Place of Birth: Wichita, Kansas
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for Robert Gates
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

Australia Ups Lightning II Buy

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSAustraliaannounced it will buy 58 additional F-35A Lightning IIs, boosting the RoyalAustralian Air Force's planned fleet to 72 aircraft as part of an overall $12.4billion package, officials announced. The Lightning II is slated to replace ... [Published Air Force Association - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

A Nuclear North Korea vs. a Strategically Patient U.S.: Who Wins?

As President Obama heads to Asia, strategic patience in Washington is stirring strategic impatience in Pyongyang. For over a year North Korea has waited for the United States to resume negotiations—but it will wait no longer. It has restarted its reactor ... [Published National Interest - 2 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

People for Young Policies: Wannabes to Emulate

The city blocks of Washington, DC are chock-full of young professionals from all over the world: people in their early 20's to early 30's, often living alone in claustrophobic studio-apartments, working long hours and part-time jobs, fueled by an inner ... [Published Huffington Post - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Boy Scouts of America Revokes Church’s Charter After Church Stands with Openly Gay Scoutmaster

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, is calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end its longstanding discriminatory ban on gay adults in Scouting and reinstate ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - 6 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Pentagon Sends 600 Soldiers to the Baltics

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSThe Defense Department will send some 600 USsoldiers to “a series of expanded US land force training activities” in Poland,Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia in response to recent Russian aggression inUkraine, said Pentagon spokesman Rear ... [Published Air Force Association - 22 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Gates on the Israeli Tail’s Attempt to Wag the Dog in 2007

via LobeLogby I’ve been slowly reading Robert Gates’ Duty  over the last week or so and some of it is quite pertinent in light of the recent recommendation by  JINSA’s Michael Makovsky  and Lt. Gen. David Deptula (ret.) in the Wall Street Journal that ... [Published Inter Press Service - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan veteran launching cross-country memorial trek from DuPont this week

Former Army Capt. Mike Viti is about to launch a cross-country hike to honor fallen troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Seen here in 2011 with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Viti at the time ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Off by Zeros

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSThe April 21 Daily Report entry on the Pentagon's projected costs of the F-35 strike fighter program should have listed those costs as $1.3 trillion to $1.4 trillion, not $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion. We've corrected the entry .4/2 ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

2013 outstanding airmen

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSThe Air National Guard recognized its six 2013 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at a ceremony at JB Andrews, Md. Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke , ANG director, praised these airmen for their accomplishments during the Aug. 14 "all call" meeting, ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Scouts yank charter of Seattle troop led by gay scoutmaster

The Seattle Boy Scouts of America (BSA) council has revoked the charter of the Rainier Beach church that hosts the troop led by gay scoutmaster Geoff McGrath.In a prepared statement, BSA said the decision was made to pull the charter from Rainier Beach ... [Published Seattle Times - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens says politics can be factor in retiring

WASHINGTON — Reti- red Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said it is appropriate for justices to take the political climate into account when thinking about retirement."I think so," Stevens said when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This ... [Published Denver Post - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

glass cockpit and Link 16

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSBoeing Receives B-1B Upgrade Contract: The Air Force awarded Boeing a $65.8 million contract for Lot 2 production of integrated battle stations for the B-1B bomber fleet, announced the company. Under this production lot, Boeing will ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]

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A Nuclear North Korea vs. a Strategically Patie... [Published National Interest - 2 hours ago]
America's Pivot Paradox: Ukraine, Syria, and Be... [Published National Interest - 2 hours ago]
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retooling service strategy and long-range planning [Published Air Force Association - 2 hours ago]
A Journey, not a Destination [Published Air Force Association - 2 hours ago]
A-10: Been There, Considered That [Published Air Force Association - 2 hours ago]
Pulling on a Thread [Published Air Force Association - 2 hours ago]
The Necessity of a Shrinking Air Force [Published Air Force Association - 2 hours ago]
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published Time - 4 hours ago]
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published TIME.com - 4 hours ago]
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published Swampland - 4 hours ago]
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published The China Blog - 4 hours ago]
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - 4 hours ago]
Lawmakers decry Seattle Boy Scouts' action agai... [Published Seattle Times - 5 hours ago]
People for Young Policies: Wannabes to Emulate [Published Huffington Post - 5 hours ago]
Boy Scouts of America Revokes Church’s Charter ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - 6 hours ago]
The very real scare of 'Gravity': Trashing space [Published Stars and Stripes - 7 hours ago]
War Makes Us Poor [Published Zero Hedge - 8 hours ago]
War Makes Us Poor [Published Zero Hedge - 8 hours ago]
Gates on the Israeli Tail’s Attempt to Wag the ... [Published Inter Press Service - 10 hours ago]
Pentagon Sends 600 Soldiers to the Baltics [Published Air Force Association - 22 hours ago]
Navy Issues Classified Draft Request for Stealt... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
Defending the A-10 Plan [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
Making a Positive Change [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
A400M Deliveries Picking Up [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
Obama Makes Fifth Trip to Asia-Pacific [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
Lightning II, Meet SAM [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
US Troop Level in Afghanistan Could Drop Below ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 22 2014]
Boy Scouts of America Disbands Troop Because of... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Apr 22 2014]
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Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published TIME.com - 4 hours ago]
A Kansas judge on Wednesday allowed Bradley Manning to change the imprisoned Army private’s name to Chelsea Manning. “It’s a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been—a woman named Chelsea,” Manning said in a statement ...
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published Swampland - 4 hours ago]
A Kansas judge on Wednesday allowed Bradley Manning to change the imprisoned Army private’s name to Chelsea Manning. “It’s a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been—a woman named Chelsea,” Manning said in a statement ...
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published The China Blog - 4 hours ago]
A Kansas judge on Wednesday allowed Bradley Manning to change the imprisoned Army private’s name to Chelsea Manning. “It’s a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been—a woman named Chelsea,” Manning said in a statement ...
Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - 4 hours ago]
A Kansas judge on Wednesday allowed Bradley Manning to change the imprisoned Army private’s name to Chelsea Manning. “It’s a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been—a woman named Chelsea,” Manning said in a statement ...
War Makes Us Poor [Published Zero Hedge - 8 hours ago]
  Image courtesy of Steve Hess Top Economists Say War Is Bad for the Economy Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads - still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. Many congressmen assume ...
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Gates explains criticism of Obama [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 15 2014]
Obama defends himself against Gates criticism [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 13 2014]
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Gates criticizes ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 08 2014]
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Robert Gates and Leon Panetta ask Congress to P... [Published PR Newswire - Feb 03 2014]
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