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

6 days 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.

Leon Brittan and the Westminster child abuse scandal: 'his fingerprints were over everything'

Don Hale, former editor of the Bury Messenger, has alleged that former Home Secretary Leon Brittan was actively involved in a cover up of child abuse by a paedophile ring including prominent Westminster MPs. In an interview with theShow More Summary

Weekend Show Preview — 2.15.15

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

2 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

New Allegations Of Child Abuse Emerge After Leon Brittan's Death

The death of Leon Brittan last week has reignited claims that the former home secretary was involved in the cover-up of a secret Westminster paedophile ring that operated in the 1970s and '80s. Days after Brittan's death, Labour MP Tom Watson claims he spoke to several people who allege they were raped by the late politician. Show More Summary

Thatcher Protégé Was a Pedophile Suspect

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Leon Brittan, the former Home Secretary, was long accused of covering up a Westminster child-sex ring. Now that he’s died, authorities say he was a suspect as well.

Leon Brittan Has Died

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan died Wednesday night after battling cancer. He was 75. "It is with great regret that we announce the death of Leon Brittan," his family said in a statement. Brittan was an MP for 14 years between 1974 and 1988. He served as home secretary in Margaret Thatcher's government between 1983 and 1985. Join the conversation about this story »

Leon Brittan has died, aged 75

Leon Brittan, a former home secretary under Margaret Thatcher, has died aged 75 following a long battle with cancer. He first entered Parliament in 1974 as the MP for Cleveland… Continue reading The post Leon Brittan has died, aged 75 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Oracle names former CIA director Leon Panetta to its board

2 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.

Greening Expects Ebola Breakthrough in Sierra Leone in 4-6 Weeks

UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening told Reuters Britain's efforts to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone will see "rapid progress" in the next 4-6 weeks. Follow Breitbart London on Twitter @BreitbartLondon

U.N. Secretary General to Visit Ebola-Plagued Nations

3 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The trip, which is to begin later this week, seems designed to send a message of solidarity with the three affected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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

4 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.

New anti-terror powers 'threaten civil liberties'

Credits: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Alt Text: British Home Secretary Theresa May Theresa May criticised for introducing a bill that will create 'a chilling recipe for injustice' One-Minute Read Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 9:32am Civil liberties...Show More Summary

Labour threatens to cut £700m tax breaks for private schools

Credits: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Labour Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt wants to tackle the 'corrosive divide of privilege' between private and state schools One-Minute Read Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:31am See...Show More Summary

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