Defense Secretary Gates Remarks

Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about national defense and the Obama administration’s proposed $680 billion defense budget. In his… read more

Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked about national defense and the Obama administration’s proposed $680 billion defense budget. In his remarks he spoke of the need for versatility and changes to entrenched defense habits and procedures, and proposed cutting funds for the F-22 fighter while increasing funds for unmanned aircraft and other resources such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He criticized the F-22 program in particular, saying it was a perfect illustration of what was wrong with the way the U.S. spends money building expensive weapons with limited use rather than cheaper systems that U.S. forces could employ in a variety of situations. He added that the F-22 program might make the U.S. more vulnerable. close

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Defense Secretary Gates Remarks

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Program ID:
287764-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jul 17, 2009 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 19, 2009 | 5:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jul 17, 2009 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 17, 2009 | 6:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 17, 2009 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 2009 | 5:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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