Gates Visits Iraq, Bahrain

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with U.S. Army captains who are nearing the completion of their 15-month tour in Iraq during a breakfast meeting, Dec. 6, 2007.  Gates is getting information first-hand from the soldiers who are on the front lines of the war in Iraq.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Multinational Force-Iraq Commander Gen. David Petraeus head for a talk behind closed doors at al Faw palace on Camp Liberty, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his Senior Military Assistant U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Pete Chiarelli fly in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to Baghdad International Airport for their departure to Bahrain, Dec. 6, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrives back at Baghdad International Airport after a recent stop on Camp Liberty, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A Bahraini Honor Guard stands at attention for the arrival of U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates in Manama City, Bahrain, Dec. 6, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets Bahrain Lt. Gen. Dr. Mohammed Al-Khalifa, minister of state for defense affairs, who welcomed Gates upon his arrival in Bahrain to attend the International Institute for Strategic Studies Manama Dialogue security forum.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Clarke
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is welcomed to Bahrain by Crown Prince His Majesty Hamad bin Al-Khalifa, Dec. 6, 2007. Gates is in the region to discuss defense issues and recieve updates from commanders.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with Crown Prince His Majesty Hamad bin Al-Khalifa in Bahrain while on a visit to Southwest Asia, Dec. 6, 2007. Gates is in the region to discuss defense issues and recieve updates from commanders.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with members of the press corp in Bahrain Dec. 6, 2007, during a visit to Southwest Asia.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison