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 1 hour ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 1 reports

John Paul Stevens Says Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sought His Advice On Retirement

WASHINGTON -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Sunday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought his advice on when she should retire, although he declined to weigh in on the matter publicly."I'd say she doesn't need my advice, she really ... [Published Huffington Post - 1 hour ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

F-35 Costs Up and (Mostly) Down

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSThe Pentagon’s official cost scorecard—thejust-released selected acquisition report for calendar 2013—show that theF-35’s procurement costs are up but life-cycle costs are down, adding up to anet reduction in program costs. Stated in ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

ATK Announces Contract for EELV Composites

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSTheaerospace firm ATK announced a $178 million deal on Wednesday for composite componentsof Atlas V and Delta IV rockets utilized by the Air Force for launchactivities. The initial contract includes deliveries of composite structur ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 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]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Scorpion’s Maiden Flight

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSScorpion—Textron AirLand’s new light attackintelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance aircraft—lifted off on its maidenflight from McConnell AFB, Kan., Thursday, company officials announced .Test pilots flew a series of handling checks, ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bring Your Bizjets and Cool Widgets

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSIndustryrepresentatives interested in building or equipping the Air Force's nextgeneration JSTARS gathered at Hanscom AFB, Mass., with their factory-fresh businessjets for an industry day earlier this month. "The purpose of the event ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force Magazine in HD

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSA new high-definition, digital edition of Air Force Magazine is available now. Memberscan view the digital edition on browsers today. Beginning in May, members alsowill be able to view the digital edition on an iPad, Android, or Kindle ... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Legacy of first Bush presidency

The country music icon, Garth Brooks, made a surprise appearance at the recent 25th anniversary celebration of former President George H.W. Bush’s presidency, and he sang one song, perhaps his best: “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places.”Of course, 41, as we ... [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Obama and missile defense myths

He didn't embolden Putin by abandoning allies Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington, D.C., often appear in noisy flocks. As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his predatory activities in Ukraine, conservatives ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Opinion: History is repeating

Newsletter/ Opinion EditorIn recent history, a country was annexed by another country.The President of the annexed nation was bullied by the annexor for quite some time, being forced to let the troops of the annexor into his home nation. He shifts social ... [Published Western Herald - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Reagan-Bush Ties to Iran-Hostage Crisis

US government officials are in high dudgeon again – this time over Iran’s audacity in naming an ambassador to the United Nations who allegedly played a minor role in the 1979-81 crisis in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days in Iran. But ... [Published Middle East Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 5 reports

Former Defense Secretary Gates blasts Congress in Bellingham talk

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed near-despair over the dysfunctional state of the federal government during a Bellingham City Club lecture Wednesday, March 26.Click to Continue » ... [Published The Olympian - Mar 27 2014]

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60 years of Seoul-Washington alliance saw ups a... [Published Donga.com - Apr 19 2014]
F-35 Costs Up and (Mostly) Down [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance [Published Consortium News - Apr 18 2014]
The future of Detroit's second bridge now hangs... [Published Michigan Public Radio - Apr 18 2014]
Scorpion’s Maiden Flight [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
ATK Announces Contract for EELV Composites [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
glass cockpit and Link 16 [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
B-1B Software Upgrade Test Flying Begins [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
Bring Your Bizjets and Cool Widgets [Published Air Force Association - Apr 18 2014]
Air Force Magazine in HD [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned – Ne... [Published Russia Today - Apr 17 2014]
Legacy of first Bush presidency [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 17 2014]
Mastering the New Inspection System [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
Jordanian Air Force Strikes Military Vehicles o... [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
F-35 Logs 15,000 Flight Hours [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
Get It Right Up Front [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
Strengthening European Deployments [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
Sharpen Those Pencils [Published Air Force Association - Apr 17 2014]
Officials Can See End of the Long Road to Expor... [Published National Defense Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
Obama and missile defense myths [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 16 2014]
How China's Security Commission Can Manage Cris... [Published AsiaSource - Apr 16 2014]
Moment of Silence in AWACS Park [Published Air Force Association - Apr 16 2014]
Forces Eye Shift to Africa [Published Air Force Association - Apr 16 2014]
Expanding Saudi Pilot Training [Published Air Force Association - Apr 16 2014]
Dropping Fighter, Maintaining Support [Published Air Force Association - Apr 16 2014]
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Diplomacy’s Public Dimension: Books, Articles, ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Apr 14 2014]
by Bruce Gregory* Hisham Aidi, “America’s Hip-Hop Foreign Policy,” The Atlantic, March 20, 2014.   Aidi (Columbia University) examines changes in the musical genre hip-hop, its political and cultural dynamics, and its use by US and European governments ...
No, the NSA didn't make us less secure (heartbl... [Published Errata Security - Apr 11 2014]
According to a Bloomberg story , the NSA has known about the #heartbleed bug from the moment it was written, presumably because they analyze commits to security packages looking for such bugs. Many have opined that this makes us less safe.It doesn't. ...
The White House Broke Its Promise to the Victim... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Apr 10 2014]
Just after last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, President Barack Obama made a simple promise to survivors: "We are going to do everything we can to make sure the community at Fort Hood has what it needs to deal with the current situation, but ...
China Reveals New Carrier Jet Prior to Hagel Visit [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 09 2014]
China’s military has allowed the public release of the first photographs of a warplane variant deployed on the Liaoning — the aircraft carrier that saw its first visit by U.S. officials this week. The new Shenyang J-15, also known as the Flying Shark, ...
Drone killing policy withstands challenge [Published SCOTUSblog - Apr 06 2014]
The Obama administration’s use of unmanned drones to kill terrorism suspects overseas has withstood its strongest legal challenge — a constitutional lawsuit by the father of a U.S. citizen slain by a missile strike in Yemen nearly three years ago.  The ...
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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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