Robert Gates

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Gates served as secretary of defense under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He is the author of “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World,” published in June. Previously, he served as president of Texas A&M University, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Robert Gates's Sessions

Thursday, Sep. 17 Thursday, Sep. 17

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One-on-One with Robert Gates

Robert Gates , Margaret Brennan (mod.)


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National Politics, Global Security