Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama share a laugh during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at the Pentagon on June 30, 2011. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Deeply flawed White House leadership and a dysfunctional Congress have done grave damage to U.S. foreign policy interests and weakened America's standing abroad, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asserts in his recently published memoir.
In the book, a frustrated, demoralized Gates reveals the inner workings of President Barack Obama's misguided, politically driven foreign policy apparatus.
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