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# robert-gates - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)
# Bitter Dispute
# Bitter Dispute

America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)

Jul 14th 2015, 2:56 PM 7,638 Views 52 Comments

The organisation has been under pressure to do so since June’s US Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.

# robert-gates - Friday 17 June, 2011

US on new Al Qaeda head Zawahri: 'He's no bin Laden'
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

US on new Al Qaeda head Zawahri: 'He's no bin Laden'

Jun 17th 2011, 11:36 AM 315 Views 10 Comments

Ayman al-Zawahri will find it difficult to live up to his predecessor and mount attacks on the scale of 9/11.

# robert-gates - Sunday 5 June, 2011

US withdrawal from Afghanistan will only be "modest" - Gates
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US withdrawal from Afghanistan will only be "modest" - Gates

Jun 5th 2011, 10:06 AM 118 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of an official announcement, the US defence secretary says Afghanistan is too unstable to lose a major presence.

# robert-gates - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

The White House watches as bin Laden is slain
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

The White House watches as bin Laden is slain

May 3rd 2011, 8:02 AM 2,466 Views 0 Comments

The White House releases a gallery of images showing Barack Obama and his team watching the Bin Laden raid live.

# robert-gates - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Petraeus tipped as new head of the CIA
# CIA
# CIA

Petraeus tipped as new head of the CIA

Apr 27th 2011, 9:55 PM 1,086 Views 0 Comments

US officials have indicated that the next head of the CIA will be General David Petraeus – the current head of international forces in Afghanistan.

# robert-gates - Monday 4 April, 2011

US to withdraw strike jets from Libya mission
# Libya
# Libya

US to withdraw strike jets from Libya mission

Apr 4th 2011, 6:11 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

The United States will hand over the lead in the Libyan missions to Britain and France from 10pm Irish time tonight.

# robert-gates - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Video: Gaddafi loyalists attack woman - and journalists - in Tripoli hotel
# Libya
# Libya

Video: Gaddafi loyalists attack woman - and journalists - in Tripoli hotel

Mar 27th 2011, 11:46 AM 1,957 Views 2 Comments

Loyalists to the Libyan leader try to stop a woman from complaining of a sexual assault – and then attack western media.

Libyan rebels win back control over western oil town
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan rebels win back control over western oil town

Mar 27th 2011, 11:32 AM 413 Views 0 Comments

Anti-Gaddafi forces recoup control of Ajdabiya – as well as capturing the coastal town of Brega, apparently without a fight.

# robert-gates - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Gaddafi threatens 'another Vietnam' as Libyan crisis deepens
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi threatens 'another Vietnam' as Libyan crisis deepens

Mar 3rd 2011, 10:04 AM 473 Views 0 Comments

Pro-Gaddafi forces are said to have bombed rebel held targets, as the US plays down talk of a no-fly zone and Venezuela offers to mediate the crisis.

# robert-gates - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Pentagon says no decision on Petraeus Afghanistan exit
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Pentagon says no decision on Petraeus Afghanistan exit

Feb 16th 2011, 12:01 PM 430 Views 0 Comments

Reports indicate that the commander of the international force in Afghanistan is to step down.