Quotes: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the War in Afghanistan

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks next to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

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“If the Taliban really believe that America is heading for the exits next summer in large numbers, they’ll be deeply disappointed and surprised to find us very much in the fight,”

— ROBERT GATES, U.S. Secretary of Defense, on the country’s commitment to its war efforts in Afghanistan (via the New York Times)