Defense Secretary Gates Travels To Afghanistan

In This Photo: Robert Gates, Hamid Karzai
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (L) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace December 8, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Secretary Gates is embarking on a week-long trip to Afghanistan one week after U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he will send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.
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