Exclusive - Robert Gates Extended Interview Pt. 4

  • Aired:  01/15/14
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In this exclusive, unedited interview, "Duty" author Robert Gates lauds the private sector for providing meaningful aid to returning veterans. (1:22)

>> Jon: IT'S REALLY WILD.

HERE IS THE UNFORTUNATE PARTABOUT IT.

BECAUSE THEN THE PERCEPTIONBECOMES FOR THE SOLDIERS THIS

COUNTRY CARES ABOUT ME GREATLYWHEN I'M FIGHTING FOR IT BUT THE

MINUTE I PUT MY GUN DOWN, I GOAWAY.

AND THAT BECOMES, I THINK, INMANY WAYS HEARTBREAKING FOR

THESE MEN AND WOMEN.

>> THE UPSIDE, JON, IS VERY MUCHUNLIKE VIETNAM, AMERICAN SOCIETY

HAS REACTED BETTER IN SOME WAYSTHAN OUR GOVERNMENT HAS.

>> Jon: I DON'T THINK THERE'SANY QUESTION.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF COMPANIES, ALOT OF VOLUNTEERS, A LOT OF

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TRYING TOFIND VETERANS JOBS.

I GIVE MRS. OBAMA AND MRS. BIDENCREDIT FOR THE EFFORT THEY PUT

IN TO TRYING TO FINDJOBS FOR VETERANS AND

GET BUSINESSES ORGANIZED.

WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS STILLWRAPPED AROUND THE AXLE ON THE

ISSUE SOCIETY ITSELF IS TAKING ALOT BETTER CARE OF THESE MEN AND

WOMEN THAN THEIR GOVERNMENT ISIN MANY CASES.

>> Jon: THANK YOU SO MUCH FORCOMING BY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: GET THE BOOK.

IT'S BIG, YOU CAN PUT THINGS ONIT.

IT'S ON THE BOOKSHELVES.

ROBERT GATES.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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