U.S. Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates (L) walks with Senate Majority leader-elect Harry Reid (D-NV) after meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington November 17, 2006. Gates is expected to begin ... more 
U.S. Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates (L) walks with Senate Majority leader-elect Harry Reid (D-NV) after meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington November 17, 2006. Gates is expected to begin Senate confirmation hearings on his appointment to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense in early December. REUTERS/Larry Downing less 
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