Quotes of the Day

Defense Secretary Robert Gates
Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009

Open quoteI believe that when somebody's end date of service comes up, to hold them against their will ... is just not the right thing to do.Close quote

  • Defense Secretary, on why he supports ending the "stop loss" program that keeps people in the military past their enlistment period
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