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Ex-CIA director to speak at grocers show

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta will be the keynote speaker at the National Grocers Association’s 2015 NGA Show in Las Vegas, Feb. 8-11, 2015.

A Reagan Award for Anti-Reagan Leaker

President Reagan will be turning over in his grave on November 15 when the second annual “Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award” is given to President Obama’s former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. As we noted when Panetta was nominated by Obama for the Pentagon post, his Congressional career “was dedicated to […]

Fox's Bret Baier Rehashes Already-Answered Benghazi Question During Clinton Interview

During Fox News' interview with Hillary Clinton, Bret Baier rehashed an already-answered question about whether or not the former secretary of state had been in contact with then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta the night of the attacks on the U.S. Show More Summary

Panetta and Morrell endorse the select committee investigation of Benghazi

(Paul Mirengoff) The case against a Select Committee investigation of Benghazi took a hit when former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell agreed that the investigation is a good idea. Panetta was Defense Secretary at the time of the Benghazi attack; Morrell was Deputy CIA Director at that time. Show More Summary

Pentagon Warns More Spending Reductions Mean More Risk

For more than a year, the Pentagon declined to detail the impact of the battle-ax approach to cutting spending known as sequestration. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his allies bet that the prospect was so dire that lawmakers would reach a $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction pact that would avert the calamity. MoreMen Charged With Toppling Ancient…

Panetta: Republican Congress "Most Difficult I've Seen in 50 Years of Public Service"

Former CIA Director, Secretary of Defense, decorated First Lieutenant, and decades-long veteran of the federal government Leon Panetta...

Don't Blame NSA for Spying Scandal; Orders Come From White House, Former Defense Secretary Says

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.

Veterans Day

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

Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

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 [...]

Transcript: Panetta on Budget Deals, Defense, and Washington’s Meanness

A transcript from the Seib & Wessel breakfast with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, hosted by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Despite Talks, Panetta Urges Skepticism on Iran, Syria

Despite diplomatic advances involving Iran and Syria, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged skepticism toward prospects of meaningful progress by either regime.

Benghazi Victim’s Mom: Obama, Hillary, and Biden ‘All Lied to Me’

12 months agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Gates and Panetta Criticize Obama's Response to Chemical Attacks in Syria

12 months agoNews : Reason

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

Meet Obama’s Newest Syria Critics: His Secretaries of Defense

12 months agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Obama's Former Defense Secretaries Slam Syria Bungle

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

Exclusive: Panetta says US can't wait for others to act on Syria

last yearNews : Field Notes

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 …

David_Halperin: Leon Panetta Quits Corinthian Colleges Board; Marc Morial Should, Too

On April 30, I published an article criticizing former Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Urban League President Marc Morial for joining the...

A One-Time SEAL on Those Female SEAL-Wannabes

The decision to scrap the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule of 1994 by then-defense secretary Leon Panetta earlier this year did not immediately put women into combat. But it has led to Pentagon review of how best to open up the military to women without watering down its readiness to fight. Show More Summary

When Women Fight, Civilization Loses

And so it came, the coup de grace. The final "barrier" to "opportunities" for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen....

Source: DOD Delayed IG Report on Bin Laden Raid Leaks Until After Election

Not only did former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leak the name of the Navy SEAL group responsible for the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, but the release of the Pentagon Inspector General’s (IG) report revealing the incident, which was ready in July 2012, was delayed until now. Show More Summary

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