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August 2010

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Secretary Visits Marine, SEAL Training

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2010 – A trip that started with presiding over the assumption of command for a four-star Marine Corps general ended with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presiding over a Marine Corps Recruit Depot graduation ceremony. Story

Gates Gives Assessments of Trouble Spots

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discussed North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq while speaking at the Marines' Memorial Association's lecture series. Story

Secretary Orders Marine Corps Review

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has ordered a thorough force structure review of the Marine Corps to determine what the readiness of an expeditionary force should look like in the 21st century. Story

Gates Thanks Sailors for Haiti Deployment

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanked the crew of the USS Higgins for their service during a recent deployment that took them around the world. Story

Mattis Brings Continuity to Centcom

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11, 2010 – Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis brings a wealth of experience in the Middle East to his new job as the commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during an assumption of command ceremony. Story | Speech

U.S. to Provide Helos for Pakistan

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11, 2010 – The USS Peleliu will provide helicopter capabilities to aid Pakistan as the government there works to combat floods that are affecting 14 million people. Story

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