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Tough talk from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his new book.

Details from FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson in Washington:

Robert Gates says he never doubted President Obama's support for the troops and praises him for the surge in Afghanistan, But, he writes-- he believes the President never believed in the mission and for him it was all about getting out of that war. Gates saves his sharpest barbs for Vice President Joe Biden-- calling him a man of integrity, but one who has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. A White House statement says, President Obama considers the VP one of the leading statesmen of his time.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

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There's been some reaction to the criticism in Gates' book from Washington.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

The tell-all style memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates comes as no surprise to Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force pilot who flew missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Kinzinger) "I see a President that's uninterested in leading, a President that's played politics with our foreign policy."

A White House statement notes a wide view of opinions about strategy from the National Security team, but adds disagreement with Gates over the former Defense Chief's criticism of Vice President Joe Biden.

The President and Vice President meet for lunch today , a weekly occurrence usually in private, news photographers have been invited to document today's meal.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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