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The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival

Watch former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates discuss presidents, power and more at The Texas Tribune Festival

Gates also talked about how the pandemic is reshaping alliances.

Robert Gates served as the secretary of defense under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Previously, he served as president of Texas A&M University and director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Check out his Texas Tribune Festival interview with Margaret Brennan, the moderator of "Face the Nation" and the senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News.

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