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  •  - King Abdullah receives U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the king's Riyadh Palace in Saudi Arabia

    King Abdullah receives U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the king's Riyadh Palace in Saudi Arabia

    Posted: 5/27/2013 10:13:49 AM EST
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Riyadh Palace in Saudi Arabia April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Chip Somodevilla/Pool
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              FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2008 file photo Defense Secretary Robert Gates stands by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Gates, a former defense

    FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2008 file photo Defense Secretary Robert Gates stands by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Gates, a former defense

    Posted: 2/11/2013 4:03:37 AM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2008 file photo Defense Secretary Robert Gates stands by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Gates, a former defense secretary and spy chief, is backing lawmakers’ proposal to form a special court to review President Barack Obama’s deadly drone strikes against Americans linked to al-Qaida. Gates said Obama’s use of the unmanned and lethal drones follows tight rules, but he shares lawmakers’ wariness over using drones to target al-Qaida operatives and allies from the sky. (AP Photo/Scott Olson, Pool)
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    Posted: 5/19/2012 9:50:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo then U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates gives his final policy speech as Pentagon Chief during a Security and Defense Agenda meeting at the Biblioteque Solvay in Brussels. Gates questioned the viability of NATO, saying its members' penny-pinching and lack of political will could hasten the end of U.S. support. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)
  •  - Satellite photo of newly disclosed nuclear fuel facility near Qom

    Satellite photo of newly disclosed nuclear fuel facility near Qom

    Posted: 4/8/2012 9:54:35 AM EST
    Iran's newly disclosed nuclear fuel facility near Qom, Iran, is pictured in this GeoEye satellite photograph released September 27, 2009. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday that diplomacy and sanctions rather than military action are the way to persuade Iran to change its nuclear program as divisions emerge in the Iranian leadership. REUTERS/GeoEye/IHS Janes Analysis
  •  - Satellite photo of newly disclosed nuclear fuel facility near Qom

    Satellite photo of newly disclosed nuclear fuel facility near Qom

    Posted: 4/8/2012 9:53:48 AM EST
    Iran's newly disclosed nuclear fuel facility near Qom, Iran, is pictured in this GeoEye satellite photograph released September 27, 2009. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday that diplomacy and sanctions rather than military action are the way to persuade Iran to change its nuclear program as divisions emerge in the Iranian leadership. REUTERS/GeoEye/IHS Janes Analysis
  •  - RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011

    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011

    Posted: 11/29/2011 7:08:23 PM EST
    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011 - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R) talks with U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Smith on the tarmac before departing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Chip Somodevilla/Pool (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011

    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011

    Posted: 11/29/2011 7:03:31 PM EST
    RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R). EDITORS NOTE: A classified document seen in this photograph has been digitally obscured at source. REUTERS/White House/Pete Souza/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

    A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

    Posted: 10/20/2011 6:50:09 PM EST
    A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter accompanying the Blackhawk of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (not pictured) between Forward Operating Bases in over eastern Afghanistan, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

    A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

    Posted: 10/20/2011 3:49:14 PM EST
    A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter accompanying the Blackhawk of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (not pictured) between Forward Operating Bases in over eastern Afghanistan, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

    A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

    Posted: 10/20/2011 3:48:49 PM EST
    A U.S. Army crewman sits at the rear of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter accompanying the Blackhawk of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (not pictured) between Forward Operating Bases in over eastern Afghanistan, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - To match Analysis CONFLICT/COVERTOPS

    To match Analysis CONFLICT/COVERTOPS

    Posted: 10/18/2011 10:30:17 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are...
  •  - King Abdullah receives U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the king's Riyadh Palace in Saudi Arabia

    King Abdullah receives U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the king's Riyadh Palace in Saudi Arabia

    Posted: 10/16/2011 4:53:49 PM EST
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah receives U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (unseen) at the king's Riyadh Palace in Saudi Arabia April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Chip Somodevilla/Pool
  •  - To accompany Picture Package AFGHANISTAN - A DECADE OF WAR

    To accompany Picture Package AFGHANISTAN - A DECADE OF WAR

    Posted: 10/5/2011 12:54:52 AM EST
    THIS PICTURE IS ONE OF 53 TOP IMAGES FROM THE AFGHAN CONFLICT AHEAD OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR ON OCTOBER 7, 2011. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates conducts a town hall meeting with U.S. Marines and other military service personnel at the Forward Operating Base Bastion in Helmand Province, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. Ten years ago, U.S. forces began bombing Afghanistan in retaliation against its Taliban rulers who refused to hand over the al Qaeda leaders responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Within weeks, the air strikes had helped Afghan opponents topple the Taliban, but in the decade since, the deposed Islamist fighters have returned to mount an ever more aggressive insurgency against an Afghan government backed by the United States and NATO. Since U.S. President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. force has tripled in size, but Washington and NATO now plan to begin withdrawing and to hand over responsibility for Afghanistan's
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 3:55:52 PM EST
    Actress Kim Delaney waves as she arrives on stage to speak before former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates receives the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in Philadelphia. Since 1989, the Liberty Medal has been given annually to individuals or organizations whose actions strive to bring liberty to people worldwide. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 3:55:52 PM EST
    A woman wearing a headset escorts Actress Kim Delaney away from the podium before former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates receives the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  •  - Former U.S. defense secretary Gates reacts after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Former U.S. defense secretary Gates reacts after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Posted: 9/22/2011 10:19:05 PM EST
    Former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates (C) reacts after he was awarded the Liberty Medal as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (L) and National Constitution Center President David Eisner clap at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - News correspondent Woodruff peers out at the stage behind former US defense secretary Gates during the Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    News correspondent Woodruff peers out at the stage behind former US defense secretary Gates during the Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Posted: 9/22/2011 9:44:57 PM EST
    News correspondent Bob Woodruff (top) peers out at the stage behind former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates during the Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY MEDIA)
  •  - Former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates smiles after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates smiles after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Posted: 9/22/2011 9:42:10 PM EST
    Former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates smiles after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - Former U.S. defense secretary Gates speaks after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Former U.S. defense secretary Gates speaks after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

    Posted: 9/22/2011 9:40:25 PM EST
    Former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates speaks after he was awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
  •  - Former U.S. Defense Secretary Gates speaks after being awarded the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Gates speaks after being awarded the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia

    Posted: 9/22/2011 9:26:17 PM EST
    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks after being awarded the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 22, 2011. The Liberty Medal is awarded annually to honor men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)