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Gates admits U.S. military not ready for new conflict.

By Payson Schwin

"Gates admits U.S. military not ready for new conflict."

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“We would not be able to achieve our goals on the timelines that we’ve set for ourselves in terms of being successful in that other conflict,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates said. “It would take a little longer and we would not be as precise. We would not have as many precision weapons. … It would be more of a blunt-force effort.”

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