United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense


October 2010

More Stories

Gates: NATO Resources Must Match Words

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2010 - The draft of NATO's new long-term security strategy captures the complexity and uncertainty of today's security environment but those words must be backed by deeds and resources, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Brussels, Belgium. Story

Secretary, NATO Leaders Discuss Strategy

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 13, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his fellow NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels, Belgium to discuss myriad issues about the alliance's future before next month’s summit of NATO nations' heads of state. Story

Secretary Spotlights Maritime Security

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 12, 2010 - Disagreements over territorial claims and the appropriate use of the maritime domain pose a challenge to stability and prosperity in Southeast Asia, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a group of regional defense ministers meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Story

Gates Emphasizes Value of Dialogue

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 12, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates praised the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for inviting defense ministers from outside its membership to discuss regional security issues. Story

MIA Issue Aided U.S.-Vietnam Relationship

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010 - Efforts to recover those missing from the Vietnam War have helped to transform the U.S.-Vietnamese relationship since the conflict ended, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story

Bilateral Meetings Mark ‘Full Day’ for Gates

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010 - In what he described as “a very full day,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with Vietnamese leaders and some of his counterparts who have gathered for the first “plus” conference of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Story

Gates Seeks to Expand U.S.-Vietnam Ties

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates noted the level of cooperation in the military relationship between the United States and Vietnam and said he sees potential for that relationship to expand even further. Story

Secretary Accepts Invitation to Visit China

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he has accepted an invitation from his Chinese counterpart to visit Beijing. Story

Gates Arrives in Vietnam for Conference

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 10, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Vietnam to meet with Vietnamese leaders and some of his counterparts in the region and to participate in the first “plus” conference of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Story

Top Story

Clinton, Gates Voice Support
For Afghan Reconciliation

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 14, 2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed support for the Afghanistan government’s efforts to reconcile with Taliban members and to reintegrate insurgent fighters into Afghan society. Story

Photo Essays

Speeches & Transcripts

Additional Links

Stay Connected