Keynote Address, AUSA Annual Meeting: DoD and The U.S. Army

Gates, Robert M.
December 2009
Army Magazine;Dec2009, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p35
The article presents a speech by Robert M. Gates, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, presented at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting about the noncommissioned officers, the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, and destroying improvised explosive device networks.


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