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Review: Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

A weekend non-theological book review.  Cause Pastors also need a break with other readings…

Robert M. Gates. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.  New York, NY: Knopf, January 14th 2014.  650 more words

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One Year Ago -- Spymasters: CIA In the Crosshairs

“Without the Camp Bucca, there would be no ISIS today. It made it all, it built our ideology. We could never have all got together like this in Baghdad, or anywhere else.

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Blowing the Whistle When Things Go Wrong

During the Reagan administration, CIA Director William Casey and Robert Gates, who held several key positions at the agency, were the “Gepetto and Pinocchio” of U.S. 1,292 more words


Gates Said He Felt Pressured To Tell Obama He Would Be Loyal

Critics of President Trump say that asking a high ranking official like former FBI Director James Comey for loyalty is unprecedented for a U.S. president. 71 more words

Why the US bears the cost of NATO

My sixth most-viewed post is about a warning in 2011 by then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to European allies to pay their proportionate share of the cost of the NATO military alliance. 106 more words

War And Peace

Gates v. Trump

So many people warned the country. Yes, right there in the mainstream media. Here are some quotes from former Director of Central Intelligence and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a Republican, taken from a Wall Street Journal op-ed, quoted in Jake Mimller, “Bob Gates: Donald Trump ‘unfit to be commander-in-chief,'” … 109 more words

Robert Gates