Conversation with Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about the future of the U.S. military. Other topics included his legacy, the Mideast, the… read more

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about the future of the U.S. military. Other topics included his legacy, the Mideast, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan, and his years at the CIA. Audience members included includes military, ROTC, and students, including an Iraqi studying in the U.S. who asked why the U.S. invaded Iraq. Mr. Gates implied the decision was a mistake and said he would not have trusted the intelligence if had he been involved. close

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Conversation with Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates

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301707-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Interview
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 27, 2011

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  • Sep 26, 2011 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2011 | 12:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2011 | 12:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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