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Duty

Memoirs Of A Secretary At War

By Robert Michael Gates, 1943-

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

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Author: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.
Title: Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war / by Robert M. Gates.
Subject: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography. Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography. Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives. Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American. War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Personal narratives, American. Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 21st century. Political United States -- Military policy -- Decision making. United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009. United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
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Format: Ebook
Author: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.
Title: Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war / by Robert M. Gates.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
Subjects: United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Subjects: Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives.
Subjects: Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American.
Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Personal narratives, American.
Subjects: Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: Political
Subjects: United States -- Military policy -- Decision making.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Genre: Electronic books.
Other Title: Memoirs of a Secretary at war
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Summoned to duty -- Iraq, Iraq and Iraq -- Mending fences, finding allies -- Waging war on the Pentagon -- Beyond Iraq: a complicated world -- Good war, bad war -- One damn thing after another -- Transition -- New term, new agenda, old secretary -- Afghanistan: a house divided -- Difficult foes, difficult friends -- Meanwhile, back in Washington -- War, war? and revolution -- At war to the last day -- Reflections.
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ISBN: 9780307959485 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307959481 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: E897.4.P48 B76 2012eb