04/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

My Conversation with Robert Gates

Wednesday, I spoke with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in an exclusive conversation that aired Wednesday on PBS. I asked Secretary Gates about a number of pressing issues including the recent increase of violence in Iraq, the president's decision to set a withdrawal date for most American combat forces and the notion that we are not winning in Afghanistan.

I also asked him about the lessons learned from President Bush's notion of "shock and awe."

Here's a clip:

Watch my full interview with Secretary Gates here.