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Tensions in leadership

Robert Gates is the only secretary of defense to have served two presidents from different political parties in a time of war. So his comparison of two men facing their greatest wartime crises—one in Iraq, the other in Afghanistan, both weighing the case for troop reinforcements to salvage wars that were being lost—is invaluable.

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