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About Robert Gates

Robert Gates is US Defense Secretary. He is chosen by incoming President Barack Obama to serve for another term.

Professional Biography

As US Defense Secretary

In October 09, he was on visit to Japan where he urged his hosts to honour a 2006 agreement to move an American airbase to another part of the island of Okinawa. The new Japanese government has said it wants to review the deal, and perhaps shift the base off Okinawa altogether.

On North Korean missile plans

Gates, on June 1, 2009, said there is evidence that North Korea has begun work on another long-range Taepodong-2 missile, but that it remained unclear whether Pyongyang was preparing to launch the rocket any time soon. He expressed 'good confidence' that the US can repel North Korean missile in case should the reclusive regime ever threaten American territory.

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

  • April 20, 2009: Elected American Academy of Arts & Sciences leader in public affairs and business category.

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