Military to certify ready for repeal of gay ban

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The Pentagon will announce on Friday that the military is ready to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces, the last major hurdle to formally ending the policy, US officials said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Gates says goodbye to Pentagon

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Gates says goodbye to Pentagon

Retiring U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday wrapped up his four-and-a-half years in the Pentagon, with an unexpected gift from President Barack Obama.

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Robert Gates travels to Asia with message of continuity

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to Asia for a final time as Pentagon chief on Tuesday, looking to reassure allies the United States is committed to regional security despite tightening defense budgets and his own imminent departure.

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US in 'outreach' to Taliban: Gates

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US in 'outreach' to Taliban: Gates

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2011 (AFP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed Sunday that US officials were involved in preliminary talks with the Taliban to seek a political solution to the Afghan war but said he didn't expect significant progress for months.
AFP file - US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks at his final press conference at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, June 16, 2011.

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Gates says spending cuts mean smaller U.S. military

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Gates says spending cuts mean smaller U.S. military

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday spelt out military spending cuts for the Congress, saying reduced spending will result in a smaller force that goes to fewer places and does fewer things.

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US fears clashes in South China Sea: Gates

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US fears clashes in South China Sea: Gates

SINGAPORE, June 4, 2011 (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Saturday that clashes may erupt in the South China Sea unless nations with conflicting territorial claims adopt a mechanism to settle disputes peacefully.

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Gates pledges wider US military presence in Asia

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Gates pledges wider US military presence in Asia

In a parting pitch to Asian allies, retiring U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon is considering steps to widen its military presence across the Pacific Rim. He said budget woes won't interfere.

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Obama authorizes 25 million dollars in aid to Libyan opposition

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U.S. introduces armed Predator drones in Libya

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drones in the military mission in Libya, and the unmanned aerial vehicles can provide unique capabilities to the NATO forces operating in the Northern African country.

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US to deploy drones against Kadhafi in Libya: Gates

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US to deploy drones against Kadhafi in Libya: Gates

The US military will use armed drones over Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, calling them a "modest contribution" to international coalition efforts there.

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Gates tries to soothe Saudis rattled by unrest

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates tried to smooth the worst rift in years with Arab ally and oil producer Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, reassuring the Saudi king that the U.S. remains a steady friend despite support for pro-democracy revolutions in the Middle East.

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Gates says no one can predict how long Libya mission will take

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Gates says no one can predict how long Libya mission will take

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Rebels cheer cracks in Gaddafi rule

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Rebels cheer cracks in Gaddafi rule

Rebels cheered the defection of a Libyan minister as a sign that Muammar Gaddafi's rule was crumbling, but U.S. officials warned he was far from beaten and made clear they feared entanglement in another painful war.

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Clinton: No interest in job if Obama wins in 2012

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Clinton: No interest in job if Obama wins in 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she does not want to stay in her job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012.

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Japan says no deadline to resolve US base row

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TOKYO, Feb 17, 2011 (AFP) - Japan said Thursday it has no plans to set a deadline to resolve a dispute over a US base on Okinawa island, a day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped for a solution by spring.

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