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Gates warns of fallout if Russia arms treaty fails

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, front, is accompanied by Chiles Defense Minister Jaime Ravinet … SANTIAGO, Chile – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday that Russian cooperation on U.S. priorities from the Afghan war to the diplomatic squeeze on Iran is at risk if the Senate doesn't pass a new nuclear arms treaty.

Gates also said lawmakers' failure to approve the pact would undermi…

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What Deadline? Gates Says U.S. Open To Staying in Iraq

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States is open to the idea of keeping troops in Iraq past a deadline to leave next year — if the Iraqi government asks for it.

Gates says the U.S. will “stand by” for such a request once the country ends…

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Gates to stay at Pentagon

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a holdover from the Bush administration, will remain in his Cabinet post for at least another year, his spokesman said Thursday.

Gates, who has said he considers himself a Republican, told President Barack Obama in December that he would stay on at least through the …

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