Setting the Record Straight: An In-Depth Review of “Duty” by Robert Gates

Bowman “sets the record straight” with his review of Bob Gates’ new book, Duty. He states that Duty is not a “tell all,” but rather a highly personal and almost daily reflection of what Gates thought and experienced during his time as US Secretary of Defense. Ultimately, Bowman concludes that while the book is very readable, it is primarily a catharsis with little to no commentary on national security or international law.

By M. E. (Spike) Bowman

Consultant and Educator, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George Washington University; formerly, Deputy, National Counter Intelligence Executive, Senior Counsel, FBI, and Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

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