TITLE

Defense: Manpower Versus Firepower

AUTHOR(S)
Freedberg Jr., Sydney J.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
National Journal;1/10/2009, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the decision by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to retain Robert Gates as secretary of the Department of Defense. According to the author, the decision was more than a political gesture by a Democratic president-elect intent on having a Republican in his Cabinet. He believes the decision is a move to affirm a growing bipartisan consensus in the department. He also relates the decision to the outcome of Iraq and Afghan wars.
ACCESSION #
36121219

 

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