Gates Attends NATO Defense Ministers' Conference

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, shakes hand with the German Minister of Defense before a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, meets with his defense counterparts from NATO nations in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2009.

 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, confers with the United Kingdom's minister of defense during a NATO defense conference in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2009.

 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with his defense counterparts from NATO nations in Brussels, Belgium, June 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, left, congratulates U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, right, on the general’s confirmation to take command of the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, introduces U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, left, to NATO defense ministers at a conference in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. McChrystal is the new commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. 

 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • NATO officials dedicate a memorial to those who have lost their lives in alliance operations during a ceremony at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. 

 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry D. Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to questions during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reacts to questions during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens to questions during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates answers questions during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in  Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William D. Sullivan, the U.S. military representative to NATO at a defense ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. 
 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates joins NATO Defense Ministers for a group photo during a meeting at NATO headquarters in  Brussels, Belgium, June 12, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison