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January 2010
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Gates Reaches Out to Military Leaders

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 22, 2010 –Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates took his message of shared challenge and commitment to Pakistan’s rising military leaders at Pakistan National Defense University. Story

Pentagon to Provide UAVs to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 22, 2010 – The United States plans to provide Pakistan RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles to support their fight on extremists, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed today during a roundtable session with Pakistani reporters. Story

Gates Cites Extremism Threat to Region

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 21, 2010 - The most pressing threat to Pakistan and India -- and the region, as well as the United States -- is violent extremism, not each other, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a visit to Pakistan. Story

Visit Firms U.S. Support for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 21, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in the Pakistani capital to personally deliver assurances of the United States’ long-term commitment to Pakistan, with what he expects to be frank, open talks about violent extremism and other shared security concerns. Story

Gates Warns: Terror Syndicate
Threatens to Destabilize South Asia

NEW DELHI, Jan. 21, 2010 – An al-Qaida-backed terror syndicate is focused on destabilizing South Asia and stoking tensions between India and Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story

Gates Orders Another Ship to Haiti

NEW DELHI, Jan. 20, 2010 – Just hours before another earthquake hit Haiti early this morning, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Defense Department is sending a port-clearing ship and evaluating additional capabilities to assist the disaster relief effort. Story | Transcript

Gates Presses for U.S.- Indian Cooperation

NEW DELHI, Jan. 19, 2010 - On a visit to New Delhi, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates emphasized the opportunity and the need for closer defense cooperation between the United States and India in a broad range of areas, including the maritime, cyberspace and space domains. Story | Transcript

Gates Visit Aims to Bolster U.S.-India Ties

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan. 18, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he sees his visit to India as another step toward expanding the two countries' solid defense relationship, particularly in light of the common threats they face. Story | Transcript

Gates Seeks to Broaden Partnership

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is slated to leave today for India to discuss the comprehensive, strategic partnership between the United States and India, and ways to expand it to provide broader regional security. Story

Military Demonstrates Abilities in Haiti

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan. 18, 2010 - The U.S. military is demonstrating in Haiti its unparalleled capability in dealing with humanitarian disasters, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story | Transcript

Gates: Progress Shows Strategy On Track

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan. 18, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates cited progress in areas of southern Afghanistan as evidence that the new U.S. strategy is making an impact. Story | Transcript

PHOTO ESSAY

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates straightens out a wreath during a ceremony at the Pakistani army's General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Jan. 21, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos >>

NEW DELHI BRIEFING - Jan. 20, 2010 - NEW DELHI BRIEFING - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates attends a press briefing after meeting with India's leaders in New Delhi, India, Jan. 20, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
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PHOTOS

INDIA GREETING - U.S. Ambassador Timothy Roemer and his wife, Sally, greet U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, on Palam Air Station, India, Jan. 19, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison