Robert Gates's file:
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Robert Gates is the U.S. Secretary of Defense. He was first appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006 and was named to remain office by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Recent statements involving Robert Gates

On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.

"The video doesn't show the broader picture of the firing that was going on at American troops."

"The policy of the Bush administration was also not to add new nuclear capabilities."

Recent stories featuring Robert Gates

Fact-checking Gates' claims about Biden's foreign policy:

In an in-depth investigation, we take a deep dive into the congressional record and newspaper archives to fact-check former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, whose new memoir is highly critical of Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy record.

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