Robert Gates

  • Ex-Pentagon chief Robert Gates to author two books 20-07-2011 05:14 PM

    New York: Former Defence Secretary Robert Gates will pen two forthcoming books -- firstly a memoir expected to be released in 2013 and another about his philosophy on leadership, his publisher said on Tuesday. Gates, 67, departed as Pentagon chief in June after four and a half years serving under...
  • Ex-Pentagon chief to author two books 20-07-2011 01:51 AM

    New York: Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates will pen two forthcoming books, firstly a memoir expected to be released in 2013 and another about his philosophy on leadership, his publisher said on Tuesday. Gates, 67, departed as Pentagon chief in June after four and a half years serving under...
  • US holding outreach talks with Taliban: Gates 19-06-2011 08:06 PM

    Washington: The US has been engaged in 'very preliminary' peace talks with the Taliban to find a 'political outcome' to end the decade-long war in Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates confirmed on Sunday. "There's been outreach on the part of a number of countries, including the United States," he...
  • US fears Pak N-weapons falling into wrong hands 17-06-2011 08:41 AM

    Washington: US on Friday expressed apprehension that the nuclear weapons and technology of Pakistan might fall into the hands of terrorists and thus stressed on having the lines of communications open with Islamabad. "It's a country with an awful lot of terrorists on that border," Admiral Mike Mullen Chairman of...
  • Gates presses US allies to do more against Libya 09-06-2011 01:15 AM

    Brussels: US officials say Defence Secretary Robert Gates pointedly prodded five allied nations on Wednesday to share more of the burden of the NATO-led air campaign against Libya. They say none committed to do more. Officials say Gates used his final NATO meeting before retirement to press Germany and Poland...
  • Robert Gates urges patience with Afghan war 05-06-2011 01:36 AM

    Kabul: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates appealed for patience with an unpopular war and said on Saturday that only modest US troop reductions would make sense this summer in a still unstable Afghanistan. On his 12th and final visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, Gates held out the possibility of...
  • No sign Pakistan knew bin Laden whereabouts: US 19-05-2011 07:26 AM

    Washington: Top US defense officials said on Wednesday there was no evidence Pakistan's leadership was aware that Osama bin Laden was in their country before a US military raid killed him, and they cautioned against punitive action against Islamabad over the incident. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Pentagon news...
  • US expects to hand off Libya lead in 'days' 21-03-2011 06:54 AM

    On board a military aircraft: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday that the US expects to turn control of the Libya military mission over to a coalition - probably headed either by the French and British or by NATO - "in a matter of days." In his first...
  • Debate swirls over Mubarak legacy 12-02-2011 02:18 AM

    Cairo: For nearly 30 years, one man dominated Egypt. Hosni Mubarak, 82, survived would-be assassins and ill health, crushed a rising Islamist radical movement, and maintained the peace with neighboring Israel that got his predecessor killed. His government's continued observance of the Camp David accords was the cornerstone of what...
  • Egypt failing to meet protest concerns: US 10-02-2011 08:07 AM

    Washington: Egypt must do more to meet protesters' demands for political change, the United States said on Wednesday in a sharp escalation of rhetoric with one of its most important allies in the Middle East. Washington is waiting for "real, concrete" moves to speed the transition, White House spokesman Robert...
  • Hu's Gates-way?

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    The United States has been intimidated, embarrassed and bruised. All that in one single go. Ask Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates, if you may. Or...

  • Gates for cuts in US military budget 06-01-2011 10:42 PM

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is announcing the latest round of cost-cutting measures for the military, including a plan to do away with a new amphibious vehicle that can ferry troops to shore while under fire. The plan is aimed at staving off potentially deeper cuts by the White...
  • US nudges India on N-deal, says 'clock is ticking' 27-02-2008 08:11 PM

    London: Big hitting West Indies opener Chris Gayle will ply his trade in Durban next year when he turns out for Dolphins in South Africa's Twenty20 series. The giant left-hander, who has been locked in an impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board, is one of the most sought after...
  • Fighters sale ties dominate India-US defence talks 26-02-2008 07:32 PM

    Southampton: Chastened by their experience of the abandoned first cricket one-dayer against India, England would have off-spinner Graeme Swann back in the fold for the second game at Rose Bowl here on Tuesday. Swann, who was laid off due to a stomach bug, is due to return and even though...
  • US Defence Secy to meet Advani, discuss N-deal 26-02-2008 02:12 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Asif believes the PCB did not do enough to save him and two other banned players - Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir - from the punishment handed down to them for spot-fixing by the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal. I am not blaming the PCB for what...
  • Gates open to resolving Iraq conflict 19-12-2006 09:29 AM

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  • Senate approves Gates as defence secy 06-12-2006 05:00 PM

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  • US not winning war in Iraq: Gates 06-12-2006 01:12 AM

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