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Gates, Robert Michael 1943-

Works: 97 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 6,250 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Personal narratives  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: E897.4.G37, 355.6092
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Iran : time for a new approach : report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations by Council on Foreign Relations ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the past quarter century, relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have been trapped by legacies of the past. The aftermath of the 1979 revolution transformed Iran from a staunch ally into one of the most intractable opponents of the United States in the region and beyond. Today, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have positioned American troops along Iran's borders, making the United States and Iran wary competitors and neighbors who nonetheless possess some overlapping interests. All of this is occurring against a backdrop of the problems posed by Iran's nuclear program and its involvement with terrorism. Clearly, contending with Iran will constitute one of the most complex and pressing challenges facing the next U.S. administration. The Council on Foreign Relations established this Independent Task Force to consider both Iran's domestic reality and its foreign policy and to examine ways the United States can foster a relationship with Iran that better protects and promotes American interests in a critical part of the world
Morris family old time music festival by Robert F Gates ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1972 "back porch" old-time music festival held at the Morris brothers' farm in Ivydale, West Virginia. Features thirty performers of Appalachian mountain music, fiddle, banjo, ballads, with some folk dancing
From the shadows : the ultimate insider's story of five presidents and how they won the Cold War by Robert Michael Gates ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gates shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, there was extraordinary continuity of policy from one President to the next, most strikingly from Carter to Reagan: the former laid the foundations for many of the latter's policies, including CIA covert action in the Third World, efforts to undermine the legitimacy of the Soviet regime at home, continued strategic modernization, and the conduct of economic warfare against the USSR - policies all dramatically expanded and pursued with enthusiasm by Reagan
The United States intelligence community : Woodrow Wilson School undergraduate policy conference report, including comments by Robert M. Gates ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great speeches ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents significant speeches, each with an introduction detailing the time, place, and events surrounding it
Soviet sinology : an untapped source for Kremlin views and disputes relating to contemporary events in China by Robert Michael Gates ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quadrennial defense review report ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The focus of the review was to test the conclusions of the 2001 QDR; apply the important lessons learned from more than four years of war against a global network of violent extremists; and test assumptions about the continuously changing nature of the world in which we find ourselves
Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war by Robert Michael Gates ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the former secretary of defense, a candid account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he'd left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both e CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty. Now, in this unsparing memoir, meticulously fair in its assessments, he takes us behind the scenes of his nearly five years as a secretary at war: the battles with Congress, the two presidents he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy;l his efforts to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, voice for Obama; the ardent devotion to and love fro American soldiers--his "heroes"--he developed on the job. In relating his personal journey as secretary, Gates draws us into the innermost sanctums of government and military power during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, illuminating iconic figures, vital negotiations, and critical situations in revealing, intimate detail. Offering unvarnished appraisals of Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Presidents Bush and Obama, among other key players, Gates exposes the full spectrum of behind-closed-doors politicking within both the Bush and Obama administrations. He discusses the great controversies of his tenure--surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan, how to deal with Iran and Syria, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Guantanamo Bay, WikiLeaks--as they played out behind the television cameras. He brings to life the Situation Room during the Bin Laden raid. And, searingly, he shows how congressional debate and action or inaction on everything from equipment budgeting to troop withdrawals was often motivated, to his increasing despair and anger, more by party politics and media impact than by members' desires to protect our soldiers and ensure their success. However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly aware that he signed every deployment order. In frank and poignant vignettes, Gates conveys the human cost of war, and his admiration for those brave enough to undertake when necessary
Building a cello with Harold ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the making of cellos and other stringed instruments by West Virginia instrument maker Harold Hayslett
Tennessee, its advantages, resources, and possibilities ( Book )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buffalo Creek disaster ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On February 26, 1972, the gob pile dams at Pittston's Buffalo Mining failed at Three Forks above Lorado on Buffalo Creek. A tidal wave of sludge and water swept down Buffalo Creek obliterating a 17 mile valley, killing 125 people, and leaving thousands homeless. The following day Citizens to Abolish Strip Mining flew over Buffalo Creek and Mr. Gates and others filmed the Amherstdale area and the valley. He edited this film into a 22 minute silent film with the addition of annotations
Ballistic missile defense review report ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon taking office, President Obama directed a comprehensive review of U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) policies, strategies, plans, and programs. The United States Congress also mandated that the Department of Defense (DoD) conduct a review of ballistic missile defense strategy and policy. This report contains the findings and recommendations pursuant to this guidance. It addresses the matters of particular interest to Congress, and does so in a broad framework that reflects the President's guidance and sets out associated policy and programmatic decisions reflected in the current budget proposals. This report serves multiple purposes. It is intended to match U.S. strategies, policies, and capabilities to the requirements of the 21st-century threats facing the nation now and in the future and to inform DoD planning, programming, budgeting, and oversight. It is also intended to facilitate executive-legislative dialogue and decision making, dialogue with allies and partners, and informed public discussion of key policy choices
This is your moment inspirational commencement speeches ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection features seminal commencement speeches to inspire graduates everywhere. After four(or five, or six ...) years of midterms, lectures, finals, and research papers, it is finally time for students to apply their education to a career and progress to the next chapter of life. This compilation of commencement speeches, a perfect gift for students and parents alike, will generate an optimistic outlook and fuel excitement for the future. Listen closely as each orator mines his or her past for gems of advice. From funny to sentimental, imbued with important social and cultural commentary, these timeless speeches by successful public figures will motivate alumni to move forward with zest as they enter "the real world."
Unto Järvi, folk artist, a retrospective : catalogue of the exhibition ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paradise lost by Robert Michael Gates ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
İran'ın zamanı geldi by Zbigniew Brzezinski ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Final recommendations of the Ft. Hood Follow-on Review by Robert Michael Gates ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic shooting of U.S. military personnel at Fort Hood in November 2009 underscored the need for the DoD to thoroughly review its approach to force protection and to braoden its force protection policies, programs, and procedures to go beyond their traditional focus on hostile external threats. In a small number of cases, further study will be reqired before the Department can take additional steps. For the majority of recommendations, however, the Follow-on Review recommends concrete actions. The initiatives will significantly improve the Department's ability to mitigate internal threats, ensure force protection, enable emergency respons, and provide care for victims and families
CIA and openness by Robert Michael Gates ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relations the railroads sustain to the people : an address to the farmers of Middle Tennessee at Nashville, Dec. 5, 1907 by Robert Michael Gates ( Book )
2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Gates, Robert M. 1943-
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