Barack Obama�s former defence secretary has said the US president lacked faith in his own policy to send tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan in 2009, saying he was focused on �getting out� despite ordering a surge.
In comments in his book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Robert Gates says Obama didn�t trust his military commanders, couldn�t stand the Afghan president, and didn�t believe in his own strategy to renew the fight against the Taliban by committing 30,000 additional US troops to the war.
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