Gates, French Minister Meet at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, escorts French Defense Minister Alain Juppe through an honor cordon into the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011. The two defense leaders were to hold security discussions on a broad range of topics, including the situations in Tunisia and Egypt, and the increasing multinational congestion in space. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, escorts French Defense Minister Alain Juppe through an honor cordon into the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, and Defense Minister Alain Juppe, left foreground, hold bilateral security discussions at the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and James J. Townsend Jr., deputy assistant defense secretary for European and NATO policy, left, joined Gates at the table.  DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • French Minister of Defense Alain Juppe and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right foreground, begin security discussions at the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discusses his impressions of the situations in Tunisia and Egypt at a press event with French Minister Alain Juppe at the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and French Defense Minister Alain Juppe sign an agreement, "Space Situational Awareness Partnership Statement of Principles," at the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • French Defense Minister Alain Juppe talks to the press at the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2011, after meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. DOD photo by R. D. Ward