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US Defense Secretary Robert Gates
Gates on urgent mission to Cairo as military rulers lose grip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2011

President Barack Obama Saturday, March 5, asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to set out for Cairo on an emergency mission to help Egypt's military rulers regain control of a situation which is slipping into the hands of the increasingly radicalized protesters, debkafile reports. Friday, thousands of protesters seized control of Egyptian security police (Mahabis Namn El Dawla) headquarters, shutting down its operations across the country. Iran is transmitting large sums to the Muslim Brotherhood through Hamas.

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Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen
Obama Wants Military Action: Gates Is against
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2011

Obama is at odds with his two top officials on the Arab revolt, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Gates opposes president's drive for military action to unseat Qaddafi. Clinton opposes the president's pro-Iran drive.

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Muammar Qaddafi
Powered by Television – and Who Else?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2011

Middle East intelligence chiefs believe the Libyan uprising exposed for the first time the cogs of the machinery manipulated by its wire-pullers to foment unrest. This revelation will color America's reputation in the region for many years to come.

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Qaddafi's forces mount counter-offensive
The US, anti-Qaddafi forces lack military strength
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 2, 2011

Barring changes in the military situation, Muammar Qaddafi looked Wednesday, March 2, like averting the immediate danger of his regime's collapse by dint of a successful counter-offensive against rebel forces. During the day, his armored forces and commandos supported by the Libyan Air Force recaptured parts of Brega, Libya's refinery city, and sections of the Bay of Sirte town of Ajdabiya. In Washington, the Pentagon poured cold water on the prospects of military intervention.

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US sources: Netanyahu is out of sync on military buildup against Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report November 8, 2010

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates rapped Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's knuckles for his comment in New Orleans Sunday, Nov. 7, that "Iran must be made to fear a military strike against its nuclear program." Gates shot back: "I disagree that only a credible military threat can get Iran …to end its nuclear weapons program."  debkafile: The Obama administration is building up military pressure on Iran and resents the Israeli prime minister's bid to force the pace beyond its calibrated momentum.

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