Defense Secretary Robert Gates is making the call to cancel many controversial military spending projects.In a press conference today, Gates said the military would stop buying F-22s, C-17s, as well as discontinuing the TSAT satelite program.From a marketwatch.com report: Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced sweeping changes to the Pentagon budget on Monday, reflecting a greater priority towards the type of irregular warfare already seen in Iraq and Afghanistan.In a press conference...Read Full Story
As the sole holdover from the Bush administration, Robert Gates is currently involved in a sometimes awkward transition phase. OBAMA'S NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM Robert Gates, Secretary of DefenseEric Holder, United States Attorney GeneralJanet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland SecurityJames L. Jones, National Security AdvisorSusan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations While Gates says he's Bush's man until noon on Jan. 20, he's had to attend meetings with both the Bush...Read Full Story
Robert Gates (born September 25, 1943) is currently the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense, a position he will keep during the Barack Obama administration. He took office on December 18, 2006.