This week Bob Gates dropped a bombshell in his new book, writing that in a private conversation, Hillary Clinton told him that political interests and a desire to win the 2008 Iowa Caucuses drove her opposition to the troop surge in Iraq.

Hillary Clinton is a notoriously calculating politician, but the Gates book shows that this extends to matters as grave as war and national security. This was not the first time. America Rising has highlighted 5 instances where Hillary Clinton both as a candidate and as Secretary of State, put her political interests ahead of national security considerations.

Read the top 5 things you need to know about Clinton putting politics before national security here.

Clinton Politics First by America Rising PAC

Clinton Politics First