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
By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON - February 23, 2010 --
Europeans' aversion to military force is limiting NATO's ability to fight wars effectively, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.