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THE PLANK DECEMBER 2, 2009

Politico: "Gates Is the Most Influential Member of the Cabinet, Bar None"

Allen and Vandehei note that Obama wound up going with the troop figure that his Defense Secretary privately suggested to him in mid-October. Which gives me an opportunistic excuse to link to my recent cover profile of the man, with whom I traveled abroad around that time.

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