Gates lacks defense experience, views on Iraq unknown

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Author(s) Robert Novak
Source Chicago Sun-Times
Date November 9, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Will Gates clean out Rumsfeld's civilian officials at the Pentagon? If so, where will the new officials come from? What will Gates do to mend the broken fences between the secretary's office and the angry uniformed officers? What will Gates do to restore relations between the Pentagon and Capitol Hill? The biggest question remains what he will do about Iraq, and probing his views promises a potentially stormy fight over Senate confirmation." Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Gates was a good choice on the topic Nomination of Robert Gates as U.S. Secretary of Defense.