Thursday 16 June 2011
June 16, 2011
Gates Cites Afghan Success, Challenges
In his final press conference as U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates declined to say whether the United States was "winning" in Afghanistan, but he did say that that the military was "being successful in implementing the president's strategy." He also said that Al-Qaeda's newly appointed replacement for Osama bin Laden will face "challenges."