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'The Interview' may be the first casualty in a serious, new kind of war

Two years ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States faced the threat of cyberattacks from technologically sophisticated foes who could one day unleash chaos and death via the Internet.

Henderson on Asking Tough Questions of Government Bureaucrats

(December 16, 2014 11:20 PM, by David Henderson) I've asked tough questions before. When Leon Panetta, my former Congressman, came to NPS as Secretary of Defense, I asked [here at the 43:40 point] whether, given his own previous statement that Al Qaeda was down to a handful of... (0 COMMENTS)

Mann’s Cyber-Attack Thriller ‘Blackhat’ Timely In Wake Of Sony Hack – Trailer

The second trailer for Universal's January 16 thriller Blackhat begins with a prophetic quote made by former C.I.A. director Leon Panetta during a Senate hearing — it's particularly eerie given the current climate that Sony has suffered:...Show More Summary

Mark Udall Outlines Secret CIA Torture Review On Senate Floor

Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall outlined a secret internal review conducted by former CIA director Leon Panetta on the chamber floor Wednesday, as he delivered a blistering critique of the agency’s torture during the George W. Bush Administration and President Obama Administration’s subsequent efforts to protect the CIA from accountability. “In my view the Panetta

Ashton Carter’s advantages as defense secretary

Bob Gates. Leon Panetta. Chuck Hagel. And now, Ashton Carter. If Carter, who was officially nominated by the president to succeed Hagel Friday morning, is confirmed by the Senate as expected, these four men will represent the succession of Obama's defense secretaries. Yet for all they share as those charged with running the vast Pentagon bureaucracy amid years of […]

Hagel and Beyond: Obama's Pentagon Problem Is More A White House Problem

"No Democratic president can go against military advice, especially if he has asked for it. So just do it. Do what they said." -- Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta, in Bob Woodward's Obama's War's More than a week...Show More Summary

Reports: Ashton Carter Emerges As Obama's Top Pick For Secretary Of Defense

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Carter served as the number two defense official under Leon Panetta. While relatively unknown to the public, he's respected for his intelligence.

You Forgot Bolton!

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 […]

Former US Defense Secretary Explains How The Bin Laden Raid Went Down

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

No, the U.S. doesn't have plans to nuke North Korea

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

As a Political Schmoozer, Not Good; As a Military Commander, Not Bad

Aided by a spate of accounts by ex-officials, from Hillary Clinton to Robert Gates to Leon Panetta and others, an image has formed around President Obama that he is hesitant and indecisive, and that he does not like to schmooze the nation's lawmakers. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE at 1pm: Leon Panetta on Worthy Fights with GW’s Frank Sesno

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

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

Leon Panetta’s self-righteous fury: The truth about another D.C. “maverick”

Leon Panetta has served three presidents, and one thing has been constant each time -- putting numero uno first

Tuesdays with Claymore

Theft…it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Chuck Todd – GOP Operative Putting the cart before the pantsuit Obligatory “Republicans are racist” thread Leon Panetta – GOP Operative Not wanting your shit burned to the ground = racist Old leftists are the coolest Will never sound as cool as Generation X, so get over it homie. […]

Leon Panetta's Book, Barack Obama's Plight, and the Shreds of Statesmanship

President Barack Obama's got a lot of problems, some of his making, many not. His popularity is down. Democratic control of the U.S. Senate is teetering, and nobody wants him campaigning with them. His new war against ISIS isn't going well. Show More Summary

Panetta Book Bombshell: Challenges to Obama's Legitimacy Affected His Presidency

Critics (like me) got under his very thin skin, apparently, according to Leon Panetta's new book.

Open Letter to Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Seeking Action

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

Panetta exposes a cautious, reticent president

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.

Panetta: A President Needs the Heart of a Warrior

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

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