Bob Gates for President

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I know he’s got an awfully long and crowded bandwagon these days, but the thought occurred to me the other day that one of America’s great strengths is that it can produce men like Secretary of Defense Bob Gates. Here’s a speech he gave at the National Defense University the other day that’s worth reading in its entirety for the lucidity with which he treats the challenges facing American hard power and how to respond to them. But maybe what’s more striking than the lucidity is the reassuring logic and, above all, lack of hysteria: The defining principle driving our […]

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