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Gates understandably upset with Brownback, Roberts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is understandably upset that Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts are blocking the appointment of a new secretary of the Army in an effort to keep Guantanamo Bay detainees from being transferred to Leavenworth. "The secretary is very disappointed," the Pentagon press secretary told Politico. "We are fighting two wars at once, and the service that is bearing the biggest burden is the Army. So it needs and deserves this leadership." A senior administration official called the senators' procedural move "simply irresponsible."

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