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Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war /

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working... Full description

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Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
Online Access: Access downloadable eBook
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Table of Contents:
  • Summoned to duty
  • Iraq, Iraq and Iraq
  • Mending fences, finding allies
  • Waging war on the Pentagon
  • Beyond Iraq: a complicated world
  • Good war, bad war
  • One damn thing after another
  • Transition
  • New term, new agenda, old secretary
  • Afghanistan: a house divided
  • Difficult foes, difficult friends
  • Meanwhile, back in Washington
  • War, war? and revolution
  • At war to the last day
  • Reflections.

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