Robert Gates, the former U.S. defense secretary, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "ungrateful" for Obama administration assistance and gave nothing in return.
The United States has frozen weapons shipments to Lebanon's military following the collapse of the Arab country's government in January. The arms freeze had been approved recently by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, but it was not announced publicly so as not to interfere with the formation of a new government, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The Reform movement is seeking clarification from the Pentagon on the treatment of the soldier accused in a massive leaks case. The letter sent Tuesday by Reform's Religious Action Center to Defense Secretary Robert Gates noted "incomplete" reports in the media about the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, who allegedly is behind leaks of classified documents last year to WikiLeaks.
The turmoil in the Middle East creates a need for "bold action" by Israel and the Palestinians toward peace, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Israel, where he is expected to press Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks in the wake of increased unrest.