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Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who served as Pentagon chief in the early years of the Obama-Biden administration, has said Mr. Biden "has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades," including his opposition to the 1991 Persian Gulf War authorization, his vision for Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein and his positions on the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.

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Obama Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in 2010 that fewer medals were being awarded because modern warfare often is waged at a distance and "there's less hand-to-hand or in-close combat than there has been in previous wars."

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