Tag Archive for U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates

North Korea provocation, but no crisis


The United States accused North Korea of being a danger to the region after it showed off its latest advances in uranium enrichment but its envoy said on Monday Washington was open to talks with the isolated state. The reported sighting of over a thousand centrifuges at its main nuclear complex appears to confirm that…

Senator McCain, too soon to end military ban on gays.


It might be too soon to end the U.S. military’s ban on gays, as the party geared up to block President Barack Obama’s bid to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this year. “I am not saying this law should never change. I am simply saying that it may be premature to make such…