As Secretary of Defense in both the Bush and Obama White Houses, Robert Gates played a role in the two defining wars of our time. Secretary Gates reflects on his career and the tensions between military policy and domestic politics. Then: on the heels of Bridgegate, what is the state of the state of New Jersey? New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney analyzes Chris Christie's SOTS address. Plus: What A-Rod's suspension reveals about professional doping regimens, a look at modern skyscrapers and Mo Rocca joins us to take listener calls.