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November 2010

Chile / Bolivia News

Gates Cites Importance of Transparency

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Nov. 22, 2010 – Transparency in defense spending breeds trust among nations, and civilian expertise is vital to any nation’s defense establishment, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story

Bilateral Meetings Highlight Cooperation

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Nov. 22, 2010 – Opportunities to expand military cooperation highlighted discussions Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates had here yesterday with two of his South American counterparts. Story

Gates Terms Summit ‘Tremendous Success’

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Nov. 21, 2010 – The NATO summit that concluded yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal, was a “tremendous success” from the U.S. standpoint, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story

Secretary Notes Chile’s Relief Capabilities

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 20, 2010 – The Chilean military can offer a wealth of experience in disaster relief operations to the United States and other nations, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story

Gates Underscores U.S.-Chile Relationship

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 19, 2010 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' trip to Santiago, Chile, is intended to reinforce an already strong military relationship between the two countries, and find solutions to shared interests such as a regional disaster relief. Story

Secretary to Meet With Western Partners

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will leave for South America tomorrow, first to meet with his counterpart in Chile and then to attend a meeting of Western Hemisphere defense ministers in Bolivia. Story

Other News

Nations Need Caution in Dealing With Iran

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Nov. 21, 2010 – Though sovereign nations can have relationships with any other nations they choose, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today, countries that choose to have a relationship with Iran should do so carefully, in light of its track record of ignoring U.N. Security Council Resolutions. Story

Nov. 30 Set for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Report

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Nov. 21, 2010 – The report of a working group he created to research the ramifications for the Defense Department if the law banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military is repealed will be released to Congress and the public Nov. 30, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced here today. Story

Secretary Urges Ratification of START

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 20, 2010 – “Serious consequences” could result if the Senate fails to ratify the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said at a news conference in Santiago, Chile. Story

Gates Addresses Role in Afghanistan

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 20, 2010 – Any U.S. forces remaining in Afghanistan past the end of 2014 -- the target for completion of the transition of security control throughout the country to Afghan forces -- would be there in a training or “advise and assist” capacity, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story

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