Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

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Jun 25 2020 • 46 mins

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says that America overuses (and often MIS-uses) the military to achieve its strategic goals while neglecting other (and often better) non-military options.  He discusses how Congress and the last 5 Presidents have allowed many of those non-military instruments of power to wither and die in the three decades after the Cold War.  He suggests that the United States needs to be "less monastic and more Madison Avenue" in how we talk about the good we do around the worl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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