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ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Oct. 10, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today his five-day trip to southeastern and central Europe was important to allies in the region and to relations among NATO nations. Story»
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 10, 2008 - NATO defense ministers approved a proposal that will allow the International Security Assistance Force soldiers in Afghanistan to shut down drug networks that funnel money to the Taliban. Story»
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9, 2008 - NATO has proven it is up to the job in Afghanistan, and the alliance is adjusting to changing situations in the country, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Story»
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9, 2008 - NATO should go after the drug trade in Afghanistan to take away funding for the Taliban and al-Qaida, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Story»
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9, 2008 - Meetings with NATO and troop-contributing nations making up the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan will help chart the way ahead in the troubled nation, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story»
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reaffirmed the U.S. and NATO pledge for Georgia’s aspirations to join the alliance at a meeting with Georgian Defense Minister Davit Kezerashvili in Budapest, Hungary. Story»
LAKE OHRID, Macedonia, Oct. 8, 2008 – The United States continues to support NATO membership action plans for Ukraine and Georgia, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said following a meeting with Ukraine’s defense minister. Story»
GJILAN, Kosovo, Oct. 7, 2008 – Some U.S. soldiers in Kosovo have a job similar to that of a beat cop, and they took Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates along with them as they walked the streets. Story»
GJILAN, Kosovo, Oct. 7, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates toured Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, met with servicemembers there and in Gjilan, and saw for himself the changes U.S. and NATO forces have brought to the nation. Story»
PRISTINA, Kosovo, Oct. 7, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates congratulated the citizens of Kosovo on their progress in establishing the newest nation on Earth. Story»
PRISTINA, Kosovo, Oct. 7, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited with U.S. troops assigned to NATO’s Kosovo Force in what was the first visit to Kosovo by a defense secretary since 2001. Story»
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Oct. 6, 2008 - While the alliance’s transformation is the focus at the NATO defense conference in Hungary, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Afghanistan and Russia also will be high on the agenda. Story»
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will travel this week to participate in a southeastern Europe defense ministerial conference in Macedonia and a NATO meeting in Hungary, senior defense officials said. Story»