Has Gates learned his lesson?

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Author(s) Jennifer Glaudemans
Source Los Angeles Times
Date November 21, 2006
URL http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-glaudemans21nov21,0,5803026.story
Quotes-start.png "The real untold story is just how wrong the American hard-liners, such as Gates, got the Soviet Union. Although they were the last to recognize that Mikhail S. Gorbachev was indeed reforming the USSR, they were the first to state that Gorbachev would be ousted and replaced by neo-Stalinists, as had been done to Nikita Khrushchev." Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Gates was a good choice on the topic Nomination of Robert Gates as U.S. Secretary of Defense.