14 Oct '12, 8pm

Ex-defense secretary Robert Gates discusses Iran, Syria, potential military-budget cuts

In this 2011 photo provided by ISAF Regional Command (South), then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks with a group of service members at Forward Operating Base Waltman in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lt. j.g. Haraz N. Ghanbari/U.S. Navy Former Defense Secretary and Wichita native Robert Gates has served under eight U.S. presidents from both major political parties, and he isn’t endorsing either of this year’s candidates. Known as a bipartisan pragmatist, he is wary come election time. “Harry Truman said, ‘Every four years in our elections, we sometimes take on the characteristics of a primitive people at the time of a full moon,’?” Gates said. But he will be in Wichita less than a week after the election to speak at the Wichita Metro Chamber’s annual meeting on Nov. 12 at Century II in celebration of Veterans Day, and, among other topics, Gates will talk about the c...

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