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    DescriptionMany people don't realize that the Bush administration changed U.S. military policy, particularly towards Iraq, after the congressional elections of 2006. The start of the 110th Congress in 2007, and the shift in Congressional power, also coincided with the decline of the Rumsfeld-Cheney cabal that had been extremely influential in directing the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and U.S. military policy in general, prior to that.******The emerging direction of the new U.S. military and defense policy is more pragmatic, less ideological and quietly (though not explicitly) recognizes the failure of policies in the earlier years of the current administration.******The man epitomizing this change more than any other is Robert M. Gates, the man who replaced Donald Rumsfeld as the U.S. Secretary of Defense. With vast experience in public service as well as in academia (he has lectured at Universities like Yale and Georgetown, and was the interim Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M just before being selected to replace Mr. Rumsfeld), he has quietly reversed a number of older policies and brought a much needed pragmatic approach to U.S. policies abroad.******He is also a lively speaker with a great sense of humor. Here are his speeches, as released by the U.S. Department of Defense, from his inauguration to February 2008-the key period when a lot of these changes in U.S. policies were taking place. These provide a valuable insight into where U.S. defense and military policies are headed during the remaining days of the Bush administration.


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    Title
    Understanding the New Us Defense Policy Through the Speeches of Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
    Subtitle
    Speeches and Remarks December 18, 2006 to Febru
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Michael Gates
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604501032
    ISBN 10: 1604501030
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: WAR
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, TTM, JPS, JPHC, HBW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24380
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL040010, TEC025000
    DC21: 355.033573
    DC22: 355.033573
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/POLSTD
    Thema V1.0: JPS, TTM, NHW, JPQ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ARC MANOR
    Imprint name
    ARC MANOR
    Publication date
    31 March 2008