Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates laid out some harsh realities regarding the NATO alliance in Brussels on Friday. He painted a picture of a dim future for the alliance and accused some member countries of not pulling their weight.

FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn has more from London:

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 So how is Secretary Gates' tough talk being received in Washington?

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz has that part of the story from the White House: