U2’s Bono visits Gates at Pentagon

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Associated Press

PENTAGON (AP) – He’s been all around official Washington, and yesterday Bono (BAH’-noh) added the Pentagon.

The U2 lead singer dropped in on Defense Secretary Robert Gates, spending about 20 minutes inside the military chief’s office.

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell (moh-REHL’) says the two discussed all things Africa, from the military’s new Africa Command to the president’s AIDS initiative. Press Secretary Geoff Morrell (moh’-REHL) says the talk centered around how to get more civilians involved in solving the continent’s problems.

Morrell says he doesn’t know why the hush-hush meeting was set and doesn’t expect there to be others, but says Gates was “happy to meet” with Bono.