Robert Gates

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Person.png Robert Gates   Cavdef Keywiki Powerbase Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(deep state actor, spook)
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BornRobert Michael Gates
Wichita, Kansas
Alma materIndiana University, Georgetown University
SpouseBecky Gates
Member ofAtlantic Council/Board, Atlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards, Council on Foreign Relations/Members, JP Morgan Chase/International Council
US deep state actor and spook

Employment.png US/Secretary of Defense Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
December 18, 2006 - July 1, 2011
Preceded byDonald Rumsfeld
Succeeded byLeon Panetta

Employment.png Director of Central Intelligence

In office
November 6, 1991 - January 20, 1993
Preceded byWilliam Webster
Succeeded byJames Woolsey

Employment.png Chancellor of the College of William & Mary

In office
February 3, 2012 - Present

Employment.png President of Texas A&M University

In office
August 1, 2002 - December 16, 2006

Employment.png Deputy National Security Advisor Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
March 20, 1989 - November 6, 1991

Employment.png Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

In office
April 18, 1986 - March 20, 1989
Succeeded byRichard Kerr

Employment.png Chancellor of the College of William and Mary

In office
February 3, 2012 - Present

Robert Gates is a US deep state actor and spook who has held various jobs including US Secretary of Defense, Director of Central Intelligence, Chairman of the National Intelligence Council.


Robert Gates became Deputy director of the CIA.

Pollard case

"Robert Gates told me that Casey had never indicated to him that he had specific information about the Pollard material arriving in Moscow. "The notion that the Russians may have gotten some of the stuff has always been a viewpoint," Gates said, but not through the bartering of emigres. "The only view I heard expressed was that it was through intelligence operations" — the K.G.B."[1]

Realist faction leader

Jim Lobe argued that Gates was the leader of a realist faction in the Bush administration, rivalling the neoconservatives.

The realist resurgence can also be traced to the rise of specific individuals, who took the place of their discredited predecessors in posts between the beginning of Bush's second term and the end of 2006 when the most important realist of all – Defense Secretary Robert Gates – replaced Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon.
With Gates heading Washington's most-powerful foreign-policy bureaucracy, the return to realism, which was already underway – albeit tentatively – as early as 2004, accelerated sharply. By the end of 2007, the administration's top hawk, Vice President Dick Cheney, looks more isolated than ever.[2]


Events Participated in

Colloquium on Intelligence Requirements for the 1990s4 December 19875 December 1987Spooky 1987 conference
Colloquium on Intelligence and Policy9 November 198410 November 1984A spooky conference in November 1984
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