Gates: Europe's demilitarization has gone too far

Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department's budget. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

February 23, 2010 7:37:54 AM PST
Europeans' aversion to military force is limiting NATO's ability to fight wars effectively, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.