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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates salutes the march-in-review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute for him at the Pentagon's River Terrace Parade Field in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

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Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates salutes the march-in-review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute for him at the Pentagon's River Terrace Parade Field in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2011.

Gates Tours with Memoir in Extra Printing, Obama: ‘War Never Easy’

Updated at 4:25 and 4:35 pm EST Retired Defense Secretary Robert Gates is braced for questions about the critique of the White House embodied in his widely sought memoir, “Duty,” that hits the bookstores Tuesday. As part of a media...

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"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

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"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Gates: Bombs Away in Memoir — How Green Lantern Drove a Decision

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s 594-page memoir “Duty” is getting a lot of ink for his revelations of disputes over Afghan policy with the National Security Council and President Barack Obama. There’s another side of Gates that readers may savor as the tome goes...

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A P2V Neptune U.S. patrol plane flies over a Soviet freighter during the Cuban missile crisis in this 1962 photograph.

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A P2V Neptune U.S. patrol plane flies over a Soviet freighter during the Cuban missile crisis in this 1962 photograph.

Some Sunshine: Tale of Two FOIA’s

The last day of “Sunshine Week”’ — celebrating the Freedom of Information Act and not the Age of Aquarius from “Hair” — rings kinda hollow to this defense reporter. Like many scribes, I was overjoyed — maybe too giddy —...

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President Barack Obama announces his nomination of  former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, as the new Defense Secretary, next to current Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, left.

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President Barack Obama announces his nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, as the new Defense Secretary, next to current Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, left.

Sergeant Hagel: `No Political Future’ — Merely Historic Pentagon Nominee

Chuck Hagel, the president notes, stands to become the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense. If confirmed by the Senate where he once served with his brother, he’ll be one of few secretaries who have been wounded...

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