Robert Gates on Principles & Values
Secretary of Defense-Designee
Nobody in the Obama circle much cared that Gates had been tarnished by the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s and by his record as CIA director, where on his watch the CIA added to an already long list of intelligence failures by not predicting the Soviet collapse. A bigger hurdle was that in 2008 he gave a speech saying he wouldn't push the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty without upgrading the warheads on U.S. missiles, thereby undermining the treaty.
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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)