Bringing More of the Old Gang into U.S. Leadership Positions, including those With Sordid and Possibly Treasonous Backgrounds.
On November 8, 2006, President George Bush nominated Robert Gates, former CIA, to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. Based upon what former CIA people, and people working with the CIA, told former federal agent Rodney Stich, Gates had been involved in (a) the infamous October Surprise operation; (b) CIA drug smuggling operations; (c) Iran-Contra affair, and others.
Details of his involvement can be found in the book, Defrauding America. That book is based primarily on years of either personal experiences of the author as a government agent and former government agent, and upon years of information provided to him by his many CIA, FBI, and other insiders.