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The Resource Duty, Robert Gates

Duty, Robert Gates

Label
Duty
Title
Duty
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'As I look back, there is a parallel theme to my years at war: love. By that I mean the love - there is no other word for it - I came to feel for the troops, and the overwhelming sense of personal responsibility I developed for them. So much so that it would shape some of my most significant decisions and positions.'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. Robert Gates was US Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011 serving under both George Bush and Barack Obama. Before that he was Director of the CIA. This is his candid and revealing account of US military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, where Gates oversaw the controversial 'surge' of US troops in both countries. As well as this, he also provides commentary on the situations in Syria, Iran, Israel and North Korea and details behind the scenes meetings with Bush, Cheney, Rice, Obama and other major political figures. Mr. Gates is the only Secretary of Defense to serve under both a Republican and a Democratic president, and in Duty he provides an unsparing, full accounting of his tenure
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MMI
Dewey number
  • 355.6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E897.4.G37
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Duty, Robert Gates
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-kb4ybr9
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn988572474
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (640 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780753550519
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
kb4ybr9
Label
Duty, Robert Gates
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-kb4ybr9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn988572474
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (640 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780753550519
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
kb4ybr9

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