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Gates takes helm at Pentagon as differences over Iraq sharpen

Newly-minted US Defense Secretary Robert Gates was set to take control of the Department of Defense, facing deepening divisions among government officials and policy experts about how to handle violence-torn Iraq. Gates, a 63-year-old Washington insider who owes much of his career to President George W. Bush’s father, will be sworn in at a Pentagon ceremony Monday just three days after his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld was given a full-honors send-off. Full Story

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