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Stories with person: Robert Gates
  • Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-21-15 3:10 am

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia - Screaming through the air along southern Virginia's coast, the Air Force's F-22 Raptor routinely puts on a dazzling show of loops, dives and combat maneuvers designed to bedevil and defeat opponents before they ever know it's there.

  • At apex of military, spotlight feels bright, power seems dim story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:26 am

    WASHINGTON - The man often called America's top military officer, the most powerful person in uniform, actually commands nothing. No tanks, no planes, no ships, no troops.