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Optimistic look at the new Secretary of Defense

Originally posted on http://eric-odessit.spaces.live.com/.

Here is an optimistic article about incoming Secretary of Defense, by Michael Barone:



I’ve just finished reading Robert Gates’s memoir, From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War. It’s a well-written, thoughtful book, leavened by occasional injections of nerdy humor.


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The picture I get of Robert Gates from his book is that of a careful analyst, one who sees American foreign policy as generally and rightly characterized by continuity but one who sees the need for bold changes in response to rapid changes in the world — and doesn’t look for answers from the government bureaucracies. He is very much aware that we have dangerous enemies in the world, and he was willing over many years to confront them and try to check their advance.


Basically, Michel Barone thinks that Robert Gates is a competent leader, not afraid to act and defend his point of view, without regard to political correctness.  Let’s hope he is right.


Link to Michael Barone’s article

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December 14, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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