Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gates Reflects on Service as Wartime Defense Secretary

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2008 – Less than three months before the next administration takes office, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he’ll leave his post satisfied he made a difference to ensure warfighters have what they need to succeed in Iraq and Afghanistan, with confidence that their leaders are being held accountable for their actions.

Gates said today he feels “quite a bit of satisfaction” as the driving force behind causes he championed to protect troops in combat, bring them new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, capabilities and care for those wounded on the battlefield.

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John Evans said...

Three cheers for Secretary Gates!
Having created the new Strike Command will now force senior USAF civilian and military official to take a long and hard look at what is the "bottom line" defense to our nation. As a former SAC ICBM Crew Commander, I was ashamed of my fellow AF comrades behavior over the past several years