RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Robert Gates

A collection of news and information related to Robert Gates published by this site and its partners.

Top Robert Gates Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Russian takeover of Crimea 'is not a done deal,' U.S. official says

    WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday. “If there is a referendum and it...
  • Dick Cheney-My Nixon

    Dick Cheney-My Nixon
    I was driving through Pennsylvania this weekend and happened to catch former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Fox News Radio with that conservative tool, Chris Wallace, a son who brings shame to his father’s good name. Wallace tried every...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    Hardcover Fiction 1. CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb (Putnam, $27.95). Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband work together to solve 12 murders. Last week: — 2. PRIVATE L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown, $28). A private...
  • Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta

    Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta
    SAN DIEGO -- The secretary of defense announced Friday that he would not reconsider the Medal of Honor nomination of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq. Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed with his two predecessors that the nomination of Sgt....
  • Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death

    Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death
    For nearly a decade the debate continued over whether Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for combat bravery. Conflicting physical and medical evidence were at the center of the dispute involving the Marine from San Diego, who was killed...
  • Hampton's B&N Reader Requests and Recommendations

    Hampton's B&N Reader Requests and Recommendations
    Top Reader Requests Each month the booksellers at the Barnes & Noble at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton gather their Top 5 reader requests in fiction and nonfiction. Here is this month's list: Top 5 Fiction: "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins "Diary...
  • Chicagoland best-sellers

    1. "The Goldfinch" By Donna Tartt (Little, Brown, $30). A terrorist attack in an art museum sets Theo Decker on a life-altering path. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday...
  • Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy

    Openly gay Eagle Scout a first since new Boy Scout policy
    A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality. High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Biden: No decision on 2016 yet

    Biden: No decision on 2016 yet
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "confident that I could make a good president," but added that he had yet to decide whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2016. Biden, during a round of morning TV interviews in...