Katie Couric asked former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates to state specifically what foreign policy questions outside of Afghanistan Vice President Biden has gotten wrong in an interview posted on Yahoo News.
Gates wrote in his memoir Biden has been "in the wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."
The former Secretary of Defense prefaced his critique by noting there were some instances of agreement with the vice president during their tenure in the Obama administration, but the historical record does not reflect well on Biden's foreign policy judgment:
BOB GATES: It started with voting against assistance to Vietnam, the assistance package at the end of Vietnam War that basically left the South Vietnamese government high and dry. I think he said with the fall of the Shah that this "represented progress towards human rights in Iran" when the Ayatollah took over. He voted against almost every element of the Reagan defense buildup, the B-1, the B-2, the MX missile. [He] opposed Reagan's approach to trying to deal with the Soviet Union. [He] voted against the first Gulf War. Those are a few examples.