Important People in Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

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Robert M. Gates

Robert M. Gates is the book's author and primary figure. Gates served as Secretary of Defense from 2006 until 2011, first under President George W. Bush and later under President Barack Obama. Previous roles included Director of the CIA, President of Texas A & M University, and various roles in the federal government serving eight Presidents. This memoir describes his experiences as Secretary of Defense at a time when the United States was involved in wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

President George W. Bush

George W. Bush, sometimes referred to as Bush 43, was the 43rd president of the United States. He served from 2001 until 2009 and brought Gates in as Secretary of Defense midway through his last term.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, following George W. Bush into office. He took office in January, 2009, and asked Gates to remain as Secretary...

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