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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to questions during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

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NATO Nations Agree on New Approach

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2009 – Afghanistan dominated the discussions at the two-day NATO defense ministers conference in Brussels, Belgium, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said they are pleased with the results.Story

Gates, Secretary General Express Satisfaction With NATO Conference

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2009 – Afghanistan dominated the discussions at the two-day NATO defense ministers conference that concluded here today, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said they are pleased with the results.Story

Gates Introduces McChrystal
To NATO Defense Ministers

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates introduced the new commander of the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan to the NATO and partner-nation defense ministers here today.Story

New Memorial Honors Men,
Women Killed in NATO Operations

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 12, 2009 - NATO officials dedicated a monument at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to personnel killed during alliance operations. Story

Gates Urges Orderly Kosovo Pullout

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new “intermediate” command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate on day-to-day tactical events across the country. Story

New Command to Focus on Afghanistan Battle Tactics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, June 11, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new "intermediate" command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate on day-to-day tactical events across the country. Story

North Korean Rhetoric Bears Watching

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2009 – Because it comes from what he called "an unpredictable regime," bellicose rhetoric from North Korea needs to be watched closely, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says. Story

Gates Says New Command in Afghanistan Will Look to NATO

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, June 11, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new “intermediate” command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate on day-to-day tactical events across the country.Story

Commander Briefs Gates, Others on
Way Forward in Southern Afghanistan

CHATEAU ST. GERLACH, Netherlands, June 10, 2009 – Additional forces in southern Afghanistan will allow the coalition to better protect the people there from the Taliban, the commander of Regional Command South told Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and other defense leaders here today.Story

Netherlands Cemetery Visit Reminds
Gates About High Cost of Freedom

MARGRATEN AMERICAN CEMETERY, Netherlands, June 10, 2009 – The 8,301 Americans buried at this beautifully manicured cemetery reminded Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today of the cost Americans pay for freedom.Story

Defense Secretary Travels to Europe
To Take Part in NATO Discussions

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will depart for NATO meetings in the Netherlands and Belgium this evening.Story

MEMORIAL DEDICATION - NATO officials dedicate a memorial to those who have lost their lives in alliance operations during a ceremony at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer congratulates U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal upon the general’s confirmation to take command of the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial where 8,301 of our military dead rest and along the sides of the court are Tablets of the Missing on which are recorded 1,722 names in Margraten, Netherlands, June 10, 2009. DoD photos by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  More Photos

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with his defense counterparts from NATO nations in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2009.  DoD photos by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with his defense counterparts from NATO nations in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2009. DoD photos by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  More Photos