North Korea

Robert Gates offers insight on today's political hot topics at W&M

Robert Gates offers insight on today's political hot topics at W&M

Robert Gates, a former secretary of defense and College of William and Mary chancellor, spoke on current political events ranging from de-nuclearization of North Korea to how climate change could become a national security risk at a public forum Thursday evening.

Gates was joined on stage by university President Taylor Reveley. The auditorium at the Sadler Center was packed with students and community members eager to hear Gates’ take on today’s political climate.

As secretary of defense for both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Gates favored more diplomatic solutions when it came to North Korea. He said he does not believe America can “give North Korea a bloody nose” and...

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