Gates referred to foreign policy decisions throughout American history as a "constant blending of realism and idealism." He also looked back on his days as a CIA professional and his time as the agency's director, saying that most of the work of the CIA is much less dangerous than movies portray."It is hours and days of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror," he said.
Former U.S. Secretary Of Defense Robert Gates Closes 2012 Southeastern University Forum
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