Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, pauses as he stands with Defense Secretary nominee Leon Panetta, second from right, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan-designate Ryan Crocker, right, during a ... more 
Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, pauses as he stands with Defense Secretary nominee Leon Panetta, second from right, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan-designate Ryan Crocker, right, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Washington. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Carolyn Kaster
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 7:46 PM EDT