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Oct. 22, 2007
Banner Image: Gates Visits Central America
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is on the road again this week, conferring with European allies and partners on today’s security challenges.
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ARRIVAL IN PRAGUE   Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky arrive at Ruzyne International Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 22, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
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Gates Praises Successes, Urges Closer Cooperation
KYIV, Ukraine, Oct. 22, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged participants at the 12th annual meeting of the Southeast Europe Defense Ministerial here today to focus on closer cooperation to address the challenges of proliferation, border security and counterterrorism. Story | Photos
U.S.-Polish Defense Cooperation to Continue
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to a reporter's question during a news conference at the Southeastern European Defense Ministerial conference, in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 22, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. ThurlbyKYIV, Ukraine, Oct. 22, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed confidence that the reversal of power in Poland following yesterday’s elections won’t upset U.S.-Polish defense cooperation. Story
More Support Needed in Terror War
KYIV, Ukraine, Oct. 22, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today thanked fellow participants in the Southeast Europe Defense Ministerial conference for their support in Iraq and Afghanistan and told the group he plans to press NATO to live up to its commitments in Afghanistan. Story
Gates Meets With Turkish Minister
KYIV, Ukraine, Oct. 21, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates assured his Turkish counterpart that the United States will work closer with Turkey to confront Kurdish terrorists who launched an attack that killed more than a dozen Turkish soldiers today. Story | Video  | Photos
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates greets Turkish Defense Minister Mehmet Vecdi Gonul in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 21, 2007. Gates and Gonul met in Ukraine before the Southeast Europe Defense Ministerial, which Ukraine is hosting. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
 
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MEETING IN UKRAINE   Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct. 22, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   Hi-Res Photo
Gates Arrives in Ukraine to Begin Five-Day Trip
KYIV, Ukraine, Oct. 21, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today to meet with Ukrainian leaders as their new government begins to take shape. Story |  Photos
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SECRETARY GATES IN UKRAINE   Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press after meeting with Turkish National Defense Minister Mehmet Vecdi Gonul in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct. 21, 2007. Gates and Gonul are in Ukraine to attend the Southeast Europe Defense Ministerial. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   Hi-Res Photo