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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds an office visit with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the international zone of Baghdad, July 28, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

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Gates Says Iraq Drawdown May Accelerate Moderately

INCIRLIK, Turkey, July 29, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said conditions in Iraq have improved to the extent that the U.S. combat brigade drawdown from the country may accelerate. Story

Gates Notes Change in Chemistry Between Iraqi, U.S. Forces

TALIL, Iraq, July 28, 2009 – The movement of American forces out of Iraqi cities has been a psychological turning point for the Iraqi security forces, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story

Gates Arrives in Iraq to Check New Brigade Set-up

TALIL, Iraq, July 28, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates began a previously unannounced visit to Iraq with a stop to examine the prototype of the U.S. advisory and assistance brigades. Story

Gates Praises U.S., Jordan Strategic Partnership

AMMAN, Jordan, July 27, 2009 The United States and Jordan enjoy a strategic partnership aimed at promoting peace in the greater Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story

Gates Discusses Iran, Other Issues With Israeli Leaders

JERUSALEM, July 27, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discussed the Iranian nuclear problem and other defense issues with Israeli leaders here today.Story

Gates to Discuss Military Relations with Israeli, Jordanian Leaders

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is on a trip to the Middle East with stops in Israel and Jordan.Story

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with troops on Combined Operating Base Adder in Talil, Iraq, July 28, 2009. Gates visited Iraq to receive operational updates and meet with key Iraqi officials.DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with King Abdullah Al Hussein of Jordan at the Kings Palace during a recent visit to the Middle East, July 27, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu hold a working lunch meeting in Jerusalem, July 27, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barack greets U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates as he arrives in Jerusalem, during a recent trip to the Middle East, July 27, 2009.DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos