Washington (CNN) – An update on a story "CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper" first reported in August, regarding the sex scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus. Jill and Scott Kelley, suing the Obama administration for alleged defamation of character during the aftermath of the Petraeus sex scandal, have added new defendants […]
Leon Panetta, former director of the CIA and former Secretary of Defense under President Barack Obama, defended the National Security Administration's controversial surveillance techniques, arguing that it is only following orders from the White House.
Marines stand at attention at Camp Delaram in Afghanistan in 2010. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has removed the military's ban on women serving in combat. [Paula Bronstein/Getty Images. Photo via.]Today is Veterans Day in the United States, in which we honor people who have served in the military. Show More Summary
Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s 100th annual meeting on Thursday night, former US secretary of defense and CIA director Leon Panetta told the ballroom of around 600 people that while the US has “implemented unprecedented sanctions and pressure on Iran, we may very well have to use military force to back up our policy, ” Israeli [...]
Has he forgotten that the last successful bipartisan budget negotiation was in… 1990? That calling on President Obama to use his Green Lantern-like powers to create a large budget-balance deal is a strategy that has not produced anyShow More Summary
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Hillary Clinton goes for the jugular. “Time and time again... Clinton mentioned the vice president’s opposition to the raid, while characterizing herself and Leon Panetta, then director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as the action’s most fierce advocates.” I wonder if she’ll bring up Benghazi. The right wing goes rogue and does […]
A transcript from the Seib & Wessel breakfast with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, hosted by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
Day 15. Leon Panetta was slightly, obliquely critical of President Obama's lack of leadership skills at a breakfast with reporters that was sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. So several reporters objected: To some extent, the reporters in the room...
Despite diplomatic advances involving Iran and Syria, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged skepticism toward prospects of meaningful progress by either regime.
Leon Panetta has some tough advice for the president he worked for until early this year: If you want to break Washington’s cycle of crises, you need to spend more time with members of Congress, especially Republicans.
Former CIA Director and Bill Clinton Chief of Staff Leon Panetta appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning to express his disappointment at the repetition of the 1995/1996 government shutdown, and warned that allowing House Republicans to grind government to a halt over ideological objections could have serious consequences for combat readiness.
I know something about government shutdowns. President Clinton, Vice President Gore, Leon Panetta, George Stephanopoulos and I defended the last attempt to shut it down. If the Republicans try to shutdown the government to press for defunding of Obamacare, they will lose. Show More Summary
Pat Smith insisted that she was repeatedly lied to by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who all immediately blamed the attack on the spontaneous demonstrations arising in response to a YouTube video.
Speaking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Obama’s first two secretaries of defense, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, both criticized the president’s response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, saying that they would not have asked...Show More Summary
Former Obama administration Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta both criticized President Barack Obama's Syria policy at an forum at Southern Methodist University on Tuesday night, arguing that Obama had jeopardized the U.S.'s credibility by failing to enforce his own red line, and that he should not have gone to Congress for authorization to strike.
It is not only that President Obama has so bungled his handling of Syria that even the media are unable to whitewash it, but neither are the president's first two defense secretaries, Leon Panetta and Robert Gates. The New York Times...Show More Summary
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday "it would be nice" if the United Nations or America's allies took military action against Syria over chemical weapons but the United States can't wait for them. "When that line has been drawn and action needs to be taken, then th …
Leon Panetta, left, then-director of the CIA, sits with National Intelligence director James Clapper, center, and FBI director Robert Mueller, to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February 2011. "To be in charge of the FBI...
Panetta quit Corinthian almost as soon as he joined. Whatever his reason, it's good that he no longer stands as a validator for this troubled company.