Wednesday, November 08, 2006
New Secretary of Defence Named
Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:
PRESIDENT BUSH TAPS FORMER CIA CHIEF ROBERT GATES TO REPLACE DONALD RUMSFELD AS DEFENSE SECRETARY, AP REPORTS
Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American intelligence official, currently nominated by President George W. Bush for the position of United States Secretary of Defense. Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council. Under President George H.W. Bush, Gates served as Director of Central Intelligence. After leaving the CIA, Gates wrote his memoirs and became president of Texas A&M University, serving on several corporate boards.
President George W. Bush announced on November 8, 2006, the day after the 2006 midterm elections, that he would nominate Gates to succeed the resigning Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Senate must confirm this nomination for Gates to become Secretary.
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