Gates Attends Australian Ministerial

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Australian Minister of Defense Joel Fitzgibbon pose for a photo prior to the kickoff of the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • From left: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, Australian Minister of Defense Joel Fitzgibbon, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith pose for a photo before the kickoff of the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte prepare for the kickoff of the Australian Ministerial in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Australian Minister of Defense Joel Fitzgibbon sign a Military Satellite Communication Partnership agreement during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith talks to the press after signing a U.S.-Australian Military Satellite Communication Partnership agreement during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to the press after signing a U.S.-Australian Military Satellite Communication Partnership agreement during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Australian Minister of Defense Joel Fitzgibbon answer questions from the press during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • From left: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Australian Minister of Defense Joel Fitzgibbon hold a press conference after signing an agreement for a Military Satellite Communication Partnership during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, talks to the press as Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith listens. Gates had just signed a U.S.-Australian Military Satellite Communication Partnership agreement during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith speaks to the press during the Australian Ministerial held in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008.  Defense Dept. photoy by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, left, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, center, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pose for a photo during the Australian Ministerial dinner at Prime Minister Rudd's residence "The Lodge," Feb. 23, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pose for a photo during the Australian Ministerial dinner at Rudd's residence, "The Lodge," in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • From left: U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith,  U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, Australian Defense Minister Joel Fitzgibbon and U.S. Navy Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, pose for a photo during the Australian Ministerial dinner at  Prime Minister Rudd's residence "The Lodge," Feb. 23, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison