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[Click for hi-res] U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates attends a NATO meeting in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen [Click for hi-res] Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press after attending two days of meetings at the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium, June 13, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen [Click for hi-res] U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with United Kingdom Defense Minister Des Browne, left, and Macedonia Defense Minister Lazar Elenovski before the start of the NATO, Defense Ministers meeting with non-NATO contributing nations in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen

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Gates Calls on NATO Allies to Live up to Pledges

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 13, 2008 - NATO has made significant progress in Afghanistan, and the alliance now needs to deliver on the goals its heads of state set when they met in April, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story | Video

Gates Speaks from Heart to Spur NATO Nations

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates conducts a bilateral meeting with Polish Minister of Defense Bogdan Klich in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2008. Gates is in Belgium to attend meetings of NATO.BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 13, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates threw away his script and spoke from his heart during a dinner at which he and other defense ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, discussed the NATO mission in Afghanistan. more»

Gates Begins NATO Deliberations in Belgium

 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with Army Gen. John Craddock, commander of U.S. European Command, before the start of the NATO Defense Ministers meeting with non-NATO contributing nations in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2008.BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2008 - NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan is the most important issue facing NATO defense ministers, including U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who are meeting in Brussels, a top U.S. military official said. more»

Gates to Discuss Afghanistan at NATO

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and fellow NATO defense ministers will discuss alliance operations in Afghanistan, the alliance missile defense program, and transition plans for Kosovo during a two-day ministerial. more»