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Committee Report: Secretary of Defense Panetta Ordered Military Assets For Benghazi, They Never Moved

The much anticipated Benghazi Select Committee report released early Tuesday morning reveals former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta order...

Computer Education Key To America's Safety & Security In Our Increasingly Connected Society

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Several years ago former defense secretary Leon Panetta warned about the growing threat of cyber attacks. As we wade deeper and deeper into the increasingly Connected Society in which the Internet is a backbone of commerce and transactions as well as communications and streamed entertainment, the dark side is we [...]

Panetta says ‘reckless’ Trump, Cruz hurt U.S. overseas

Former defense secretary Leon Panetta said Friday that he regularly talks to officials around the world who are repulsed by “deeply reckless” rhetoric on national security from Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his rival Ted Cruz. Show More Summary

For Drone Pilots and Journalists, How Much Vicarious War Is Too Much?

When former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced drone operators would receive new Distinguished Warfare Medals he couldn’t have predicted the backlash. The reviled “Nintendo medal” was designed to honor drone operators, who — despite being far removed from the physical risks of war — were nonetheless directly involved in combat. The Nintendo...

Benghazi committee interviews former Defense chief Panetta

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee looking into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is interviewing former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as the investigation shifts its focus from the State Department to the Defense Department and CIA.

Panetta Contradicts Benghazi Soldiers: There Was 'Never' Any Order to Stand Down

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is testifying in front of the Benghazi Select Committee for the first time Friday morning. He will...

Leon Panetta endorses Hillary Clinton

The former Defense secretary served with Clinton in President Obama's Cabinet.        

On MSNBC, Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Debunks Fox's Benghazi "Stand Down Order" Myth

From the January 7 edition of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports: ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): Now you're here in Washington because you're going to be testifying to the Benghazi Select Committee tomorrow. You have already testified to other committees, but to this committee, and there's a new movie coming out, 13 Hours, and it's about to be released. Show More Summary

Bravo, Four-Legged Panetta Confidant, Departs For That Great Situation Room In the Sky

Bravo the golden retriever, confidante and companion to former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who sat in on much of the planning of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, has died.

Pentagon Opens All US Military Combat Roles to Women

Two years after plans to end the ban on women from serving in combat roles were first announced by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the US military has finally lifted all gender-based restrictions on military service.

Military Opening All Combat Positions To Women

All military combat positions will be open to women beginning in 2016, announced Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Carter’s decision comes almost three years after his predecessor Leon Panettaannounced that he had lifted the two-decade ban that prevented women from most combat jobs. Since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 290,000 [...]

Panetta, Alejo among Democrats considering a run for Central Coast congressional seat

Monterey County Deputy Dist. Atty. Jimmy Panetta and State Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) are considering bids to replace retiring longtime Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel). Panetta is the son of Leon Panetta, the former secretary of Defense and CIA director who once held the seat for 16 years....

Tom Watson declines to apologise for publicising Leon Brittan child abuse allegations

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, delivered a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon on accusations about the former home secretary… The post Tom Watson declines to apologise for publicising Leon Brittan child abuse allegations appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Obama's Syria critics ignore inconvenient facts

It is fashionable to criticise Washington's approach to the Syrian civil war. In his memoir, former US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta described President Obama's approach to Syria and Iraq as flawed. Obama has been roundly criticised for his 'tentative' approach to Syria. Show More Summary

A Few Good Women

In 2013, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey lifted the Direct Ground Combat and Assignment Rule frequently referred to as the "Combat Exclusion Policy", opening all remaining closed combat position to women. Show More Summary

The $1.45 trillion reason we can't have nice things

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addresses the F-35 Integrated Test Force personnel at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland January 20, 2012. Pentagon boondoggles are a dime a dozen—or more accurately trillions of dollars a dozen—but this one is king. Show More Summary

F-22 In A Dogfight as Panetta Crimps Its Flight Envelope

You may have noticed that the Air Force’s prized F-22 fighter — the crown jewel of American air dominance — has had some negative press lately. The bad news peaked Tuesday when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered flight restrictions on the $400 million warplane. Unfortunately for the F-22, the airwaves have been filled with flak [...]

‘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?’

last yearNews : 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.

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