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Author Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- author
Title Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war / Robert M. Gates
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  355.6092 G2236 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101490814
 人文社會聯圖  E897.4.G38 A3 2014    AVAILABLE    30660020136615
Descript x, 618 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index
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
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
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, American
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Personal narratives, American
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Alt Title Memoirs of a Secretary at war
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