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Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- author
Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war / Robert M. Gates
Alternate Title Memoirs of a Secretary at war
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E897.4.P48 B76 2014    AVAILABLE
 3rd Floor  E897.4.P48 B76 2014 c.2  IN PROCESS
Gift from Jonathan Euseary, 2014
Subject Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Subject(s) 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
Subject United States -- Military policy -- Decision making
Subject(s) Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Physical Description x, 618 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Note Includes index
Summary The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
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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