Secretary Visits Forbidden City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007. Gates is traveling in Asia to meet with defense and civilian leaders to discuss global and regional issues. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Chinese guards pull security as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates exits the Great Hall of the People after meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky pose for a photo in front of the "Everlasting Love" tree during a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky thank their tour guides after a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Chinese guards pull security as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, and his wife Becky tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007. Gates is touring China on an official three-day visit.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press about his visit to China after touring the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press about his visit to China after touring the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press about his visit to China after touring the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • A photographer waits to have a photo signed by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at the airport in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press about his visit to China after touring the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 6, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby