Gates Visits Iraq

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and U.S. Navy Adm. Joseph Kernan, Gates' senior military assistant, right, walk to their aircraft in Baghdad, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crews pause after delivering U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his delegation to their aircraft in Baghdad, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki while in Baghdad, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, greets Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Irbil, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks down the flightline of Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, after arriving, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, meets with Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Irbil, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, greets 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" soldiers preparing to receive awards on Field Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a town hall meeting with 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" and 1st Armored Division soldiers as well as Kirkuk Air Base airmen on Field Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a town hall meeting with 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" and 1st Armored Division soldiers as well as Kirkuk Air Base airmen on Field Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a town hall meeting with 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" and 1st Armored Division soldiers as well as Kirkuk Air Base airmen on Field Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents awards to 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" soldiers who soon will deploy stateside, Field Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a town hall meeting with 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" and 1st Armored Division soldiers as well as Kirkuk Air Base airmen on Field Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates holds a town hall meeting with 1st Cavalry Division "Blackjacks" and 1st Armored Division soldiers as well as Kirkuk Air Base airmen on Field Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with patrol leaders getting ready to leave Field Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates prepares to leave Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison