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Obama 'Lost Faith' in His Afghanistan Policy - Gates Memoir

A new book by former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates harshly criticizes President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy, saying the president “eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered,” and that Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail." Excerpts of the book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War, were published late Tuesday in the New York Times and the Washington Post.   Gates, a Republican, served as defense secretary in both the George W....

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