Top 10 Revelations From Robert Gates’s Memoir

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is releasing his memoir, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a 600-page book that offers a stark, insider’s view of Washington, the Pentagon, Congress and America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (You can read an exclusive WSJ excerpt.) Here’s a look at some of the book’s most riveting revelations:

1. Contempt for Congress

2. Contempt for Vice President Biden

3. Suspicion of White House Control

4. Friction with the National Security Staff

5. White House vs. Pentagon

6. Mr. Gates as Peacemaker

7. The War in Iraq

8. The War in Afghanistan

9. Obama’s Domestic Politics

10. Hatred for D.C.


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