Robert Gates

Robert Gates suggested some Army installations be renamed for Black Medal of Honor recipients.
“He acts like terrorism is something like the weather. It just happens," said Kellyanne Conway.
“He has no clue about the difference between negotiating a business deal and negotiating with sovereign nations.”
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates didn’t have nice things to say about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, warning against the candidate’s brazen style and lack of consistency on Sunday.
The former defense secretary said he doesn't even know what Trump's plan is to handle ISIS.
While Rhodes raises largely valuable points about the grave deficiencies of the current news media and long-term foreign policy establishment, what he doesn't address is the lack of preparedness on the part of the administration in dealing with a chaotic world it may be making even more chaotic.
In his latest book, A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates looks back on five decades of leadership experience.
Look how the political discourse of the country has shifted following recent terrorist attacks and the one-upmanship xenophobia of the Republican presidential primary. Who is confident that whoever wins the Republican primary would not try to lead the country into a ground war in Syria?
Sanders is correct to maintain that economic inequality is important. However his inability to address the issue in a meaningful way, given the opportunity, and stick to prewritten talking points show a lack of versatility and attention to foreign policy that we desperately need in the next president.
It would be so simple, for example, for the president to get network time to deliver a national address to the American people, perhaps with a map in the background, to explain what his Administration is doing in fighting ISIS.