Thom Shanker's lede, in the NY Times:
In a new memoir, [former defense secretary Robert] Gates ... praises the president as a rigorous thinker who frequently made decisions "opposed by his political advisers or that would be unpopular with his fellow Democrats."
Bob Woodward's, in the Washington Post:
In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president "doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out."
I haven't read Gates' memoir--in fact the only memoirs I have ever trusted are U.S. Grant's and George Kennan's--but given Woodward's sad slide into early dementia, I'll trust Shanker's take over Bob's.