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Outgoing U.S. defense chief weighs toll of war

By Phil Stewart, Missy Ryan and David Alexander
WASHINGTON | Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:11am IST

(Reuters) - Robert Gates, in his final interview as U.S. defense secretary, grew quiet as he tried to articulate the heavy toll his job took on him over the past four and a half years -- every day of them during wartime

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