August 14, 2008 1:36 PM

Gates: U.S. won't intervene in Georgia; 'Is that clear enough?'

In his first public comments since the conflict began Aug. 7, Defense Secretary Robert Gates made it clear that the U.S. would not answer pleas from Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili that the U.S. military protect his country's ports and airports. The comments came as officials in Moscow made it clear that they favor redrawing Georgia's borders

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