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Obama Praises Gates, Says He Still Has Faith In Afghan Mission

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January 13, 2014 AT 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama called former Pentagon chief Robert Gates an “outstanding” Defense Secretary Monday but refuted Gates' suggestion that he lost faith in the mission in Afghanistan. “Just as I have continued to have faith in our mission, most importantly, I’ve had unwavering confidence in our troops and their performance in some of the most difficult situations imaginable,” Obama said during a meeting with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey.