“Reflections on the status and future of the transatlantic alliance”
Report: Robert Gates’ final policy speech
To the mark the final overseas political tour of his office, Robert M. Gates, US Secretary of Defense, addressed a distinguished gathering at the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) in Brussels on June 10. Gates used the opportunity to “speak bluntly” about how he sees the military shortcomings of European members of NATO; and to issue a warning that the economic crisis and a changing political make-up in US domestic politics could foreshadow a diminishing investment in the transatlantic alliance.
The SDA is pleased to present Robert Gates’ final policy speech report