News analysis The Americans' hypocrisy vis-à-vis Al-Qaeda and their predicament in Syria The recognition by American Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta of the presence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and the fact that the suicide bombings carried its fingerprints featured a lot of hypocrisy and political imposture. Indeed, this recognition is not the first of its kind and falls in the context of a series of statements delivered by senior military and security commanders in the United States.
An Afghan man who apparently targeted U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in a suicide attack at Britain's main base in Afghanistan died of his injuries this morning. The civilian had sustained severe burns after driving on to a ... Read Post
(CNN) - Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said there is no question that the United States is safer with Osama bin Laden, the architect of al Qaeda, dead, though he said there is no way to completely destroy the network. Panetta's a... Read Post