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 [...]
According to a new book to be released in February, President Obama asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay on another year after he was re-elected. Obama was worried at the time about losing both Clinton and Leon Panetta,...Show More Summary
A transcript from the Seib & Wessel breakfast with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, hosted by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
Despite diplomatic advances involving Iran and Syria, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged skepticism toward prospects of meaningful progress by either regime.
NEW YORK — U2 frontman Bono and a long list of world leaders will attend next week's Global Citizen Festival to help fight poverty. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, leaders from several countries and congressional members will join Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer at the free concert Sept. 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 …
Obama’s Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and European Union envoy Bernardino Leon were scheduled to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood’s second in command Khairat el-Shatar on August 5, 2013. The Obama administration was set to offer the Muslim Brotherhood … Continue reading ?
Protesters carry a sign in Tahrir Square blasting Barack Obama and Ambassador Ann Patterson Obama’s Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and European Union envoy Bernardino Leon were scheduled to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood’s second in command Khairat el-Shatar … Continue reading ?
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...
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
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....
The Pentagon will begin issueing same-sex domestic partner benefits on September 1, the Washington Times reports: The dependents’ ID cards will entitle partners to scores of benefits, as outlined by then-Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in a February policy decision....
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
Nicknamed the “Nintendo medal,” this decoration would go to roops who fight America’s wars from behind computer consoles. The February debut of the Distinguished Warfare Medal saw former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta praising droneShow More Summary