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Robert Gates

(b. 1943– )

U.S. Secretary of Defense

“In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it.”

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source: Speech delivered to cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, February 25, 2011.

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