Security policy HOT TAKES from Max Boot: The immediate question is whether Obama will be able to stomach a stronger personality in the secretary of defense job–someone like Bob Gates or Leon Panetta. If so, Michele Flournoy or Ash Carter, both of whom served at the Pentagon earlier in the Obama administration, could fill the […]
In his memoir Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, f ormer Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta describes the stealth 2011 assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Panetta had a unique vantage point on the raid, which he watched remotely from the CIA's headquarters in L angley, Virginia. Show More Summary
At this point, you've probably heard plenty about Leon Panetta's new book, Worthy Fights. But it's not just in Beltway foreign-policy circles that Panetta's memoir of his time as President Obama's secretary of defense has caused a stir. Show More Summary
Former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will join former CNN Washington bureau chief and current director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs Frank Sesno to discuss his new book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership...Show More Summary
In rolling out his new memoir in media appearances, former defense secretary Leon Panetta has explained that from the start of the Benghazi terrorist attack, he told President Obama it was, in fact, a terrorist attack. This conflicts with the president’s implausible account. Show More Summary
Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East.
Sunday on CBS's "Face the nation," former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said President Barack Obama needs to have the "heart of a warrior." In his new book "Worthy Fights: A Memoir," Panetta made the observation that Obama leads like a law professor but he said, "Presidents need to also have a heart of a warrior. Show More Summary
Former Bill Clinton strategist Dick Morris says former Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's latest book, Worthy Fights, is part of a coordinated strategy to set Hillary Clinton up for success come the 2016 presidential race. "I think Hillary put him up to it," Morris said on the John Catsimatidis radio show on New York's 970 AM. Show More Summary
With the release of his new book, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has been discussing presidential leadership and defense issues. I can't think of a time when similar remarks have been made by a former Secretary of Defense. [Panetta was a key figure in turning around the Clinton White House when he served as Chief of Staff. Show More Summary
Multiple close allies of President Barack Obama believe his former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta might be taking shots at him as part of an effort to help Hillary Clinton's potential 2016 presidential bid. Panetta...Show More Summary
As controversy continues to stir around the publication of his book Worthy Fights, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced plans to time travel in order to warn former U.S. presidents about their bad foreign policy decisions. Show More Summary
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s new memoir takes frank and repeated shots at his old boss, President Barack Obama, and for that it caught many in the media by surprise, even winning Panetta some conservative fans. The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan, however-- she more or less hated it.
Disfunction in Washington is the most serious threat to the United States, says Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Our inability to come together, to work together and present a unified front…seriously damages not only our national...Show More Summary
With 12ft walls, enormous footprint, and conspicuous location, al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s Abottabad compound probably raised suspicions in Pakistan, says former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in an interview with Judy Woodruff. Show More Summary
Since the day that Leon Panetta was nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense, this blog has had few kind words for him. Now that he’s saying the things that we want to hear, I see no need to change that policy. If you haven’t been paying attention, The National Journal outlines some of […]
Jon Stewart doesn't quite know what to make of the White House's ISIS strategy, and asked former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Wednesday night to help explain the confused messaging from the Obama administration.
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared President Barack Obama’s approach to be like a law professor, however without the aspect of rolling up his
Barack Obama's former former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Penetta is an author now and he may be writing an obituary for any notion that Obama is capable of managing a solid foreign policy. Among several scathing criticisms,...Show More Summary
In his new book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, former defense secretary Leon Panetta harshly criticizes the president’s handling of Iraq and Syria: Mr. Panetta, who was C.I.A. director before taking over the Pentagon, recounted decisions that he disagreed with, including the withdrawal of all troops from Iraq in 2011, […]
Former Secretary of Defense and CIA director Leon Panetta took more swipes at the Obama administration on Tuesday night during his book tour, when he sat down with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at New York City’s 92Y and said that exchanging U.S. Show More Summary