Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring from office, held a final news conference at the Pentagon Thursday, talking about the challenge of ten years of fighting simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

FOX News Radio's Steve Taylor recaps the event from Washington...

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al-Qaeda and their changing leadership were a hot topic in the press conference.

Gates had this reaction to Ayman al-Zawahiri's elevation to the top position in the terror group, replacing Usama bin Laden...

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Gates also spoke of fighting simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during years of sometimes-uncertain popular support...

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