Defense Secretary Gates on the Future of NATO

Robert Gates spoke about the future of NATO in his final speech as Defense secretary. He warned of a “dim, if not dismal”… read more

Robert Gates spoke about the future of NATO in his final speech as Defense secretary. He warned of a “dim, if not dismal” future for the transatlantic alliance if members fail to increase defense spending and their commitment to military operations. He stressed that the U.S. is shouldering most of the cost of NATO missions in Afghanistan and Libya, and said that it will be increasingly difficult to convince the American public to support the transatlantic alliance without a greater contribution from European allies. close

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Defense Secretary Gates on the Future of NATO

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Program ID:
299970-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Speech
Location:
Brussels, Belgium
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Jun 11, 2011

Airing Details

  • Jun 10, 2011 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 10, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 2011 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 2011 | 6:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1