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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.

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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.