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‘Obama at War’ Shows How Syria Was Lost

Leon Panetta, the former defense secretary and CIA chief, famously gibed in his 2014 memoir that President Obama “avoids the battle, complains, and misses opportunities.” Alas, Panetta’s withering judgment is more than borne out in an...Show More Summary

Shifting Deadlines, Shifty Numbers: The Pentagon’s Messy Process for Removing the Ban on Women in Combat

More than two years ago, Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced on live television that he was doing away with the Pentagon's outdated ban on assigning women to combat units and jobs. The announcement followed the 2012 lawsuit that we brought against him on behalf of four women who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Show More Summary

Andrea Mitchell Grills Panetta on Yemen: ‘What Kind of Success Story Is This?’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell grilled former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday over President Barack Obama's claims that Yemen is an example of the success of his administration's counterterrorism policy.

Weekend Show Preview — 2.15.15

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) on “Fox News Sunday”; former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on “State of the Union”; and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on “Meet the Press.” Sunday:  CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Foreign Relations Committee chairman; Rep. Show More Summary

Panetta to New Defense Secretary: Largest Challenge is DC Dysfunction

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter takes office Tuesday facing a growing list of crises to include ISIS and Russia, but his most pressing challenge will be the political gridlock at home, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary

5 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Carter will take over the Pentagon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Carter served as the No. 2 defense official under Leon Panetta.

Moving From Axis to Access of Evil

LONDON--In the fall of 2012, aboard a retired aircraft carrier permanently docked on the west side of Manhattan, I listened as then-United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, delivered one of the most chilling speeches I have ever heard. Show More Summary

Oracle names former CIA director Leon Panetta to its board

5 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Leon Panetta, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA director under President Obama, is now an Oracle director. Panetta served as defense secretary from 2011 to 2013 and led the CIA…

'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)

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

7 months 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

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

9 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

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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