Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to outline even deeper overall defense reductions in a speech he’s giving at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kan., on May 8, 2010. The speech is part of the two-day celebration of the 65th anniversary of VE Day, the date of Germany's surrender in World War II. Here, Gates is shown while appearing before the press in the Pentagon on April 6, 2009. On that day, now known as "Black Monday," he outlined major budget cuts, including halting F-22 production and canceling the Air Force's CSAR-X rescue helicopter program.
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