The title of Duty could easily be So You Want to Be the Secretary of War, Violence, and Suffering? Gates’s memoir takes the glamour out of the position and makes sure the reader grasps just how personally drain- ing and ethically frustrating the job can be. It is a book worth reading, if only to learn more about the scope of the issues that typically face any conscientious Secretary of Defense.
"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 67
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol67/iss3/12