Clinton, Gates Say Troop Surge Not for Public Debate

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spend most of their time together in the White House's situation room, a windowless domain where they privately discuss top secret issues such as whether the United States needs a troop surge in Afghanistan, they said Monday. "Private" is exactly how the top cabinet members want that discussion to remain but, instead, has become a matter of public debate in recent weeks. "When we did the surge in Iraq, there was no public...Full Story
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