President Bush says that Robert Gates is the ideal man to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. Will this get the U.S. out the quagmire in Iraq and beyond? Does Robert Gates have what it takes to administer $500 billion dollars a year in overt and covert military activities? The Senate Armed Services Full Committee will consider that nomination.
KPFA is broadcasting live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Robert Gates confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. Join Larry Bensky, Aaron Glantz and our guest experts to ask the tough questions that the Senators probably won’t, starting early next Tuesday morning at 6:00AM PST and going as late as it takes. Stay tuned!