Why didn’t President Obama order troops to Benghazi to protect what remained of our diplomatic delegation and their security staff? The only known communication between the president and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during the attack took place about one and one half hours after the assault began. Show More Summary
In Dexter Filkins’ otherwise probing article in the May 13 New Yorker on the problem-from-hell that is Syria, Sen. John McCain fumes over the recent disclosure that all of President Obama’s top advisers—Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Show More Summary
– Then-defense secretary Leon Panetta referred to the threat of cyber attacks as a “cyber Pearl Harbor.” – A senior Cyber Command official has declared that we are in the middle of a “cyber arms race.” – Other experts have used public health as a metaphor for the cyber security challenge facing our nation. Show More Summary
Corinthian Colleges has appointed former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial to its board of directors. Panetta, also a former director of the CIA, served on Corinthian's board from 2008-2009. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives at U.S. weapons makers on Tuesday said their meeting on Monday with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was a "positive continuation" of a dialogue begun by his predecessor, Leon Panetta.
In a move that was certain to be controversial, and as one of his last acts as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta authorized a new Medal, the Distinguished Warfare Medal (DWM), to be awarded to service members whose extraordinary achievements, regardless of their distance to the traditional combat theater, deserve distinct department-wide recognition. Some of [...]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, overturning one of Leon Panetta’s last acts in the position.
Leon Panetta, Former U.S. Defense Secretary and CIA Director, to Speak at Santa Clara University's 162nd Commencement June 15 Pamela Eibeck, first woman president of University of the Pacific, to address advanced degree recipients June...Show More Summary
On January 24 of this year, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed a memo to lift the ban on women in military combat operations. The news cycle was full with coverage of this significant event for the next several days. This author [...]
As the military wrestles with an alarming number of sexual assaults — an issue former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called "an affront to the basic American values we defend" — the Department of Defense has adopted a novel technique that fundamen …
I squealed when I received an email from my Navy Ombudsman: Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Leon E. Panetta recently announced the decision to extend twenty-four new benefits to same-sex partners of service members. read more
In one of his final actions, last month outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta instituted a new award that troops can earn, called the Distinguished Warfare Medal. (Warfare. Not “Peacefare” or “Defense” or some such euphemism. Panetta...Show More Summary
As one of his last acts as Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta authorized a new Medal, the Distinguished Warfare Medal (DWM), to be awarded to service members whose extraordinary achievements, regardless of their distance to the traditional combat theater, deserve distinct department-wide recognition. Some of the recipients of this new medal who Panetta had in [...]
The real war against women is the announced plan of the Obama Administration, using outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as the fall guy, to assign women for the first time in American history to fight our nation's enemies in military ground combat. That's real war, with real guns, real bullets, and real deaths.
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Thursday criticized the military’s lackluster approach to sexual violence, saying that some officials “looked the other way” rather than pursuing convictions. These words came during the funeral of Jeremy Goulet, a former serviceman who was killed last week in a gunfight with police after killing two Santa Cruz, [...]
The sequester is certainly a big deal for defense stocks, as evidenced by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calling the sequester a “disaster” for the Defense Department. But for investors, how should this impact the way you view these stocks? Ultimately, most believe that some kind of deal paring down the sequester will get done [...]
The sequester is certainly a big deal for defense stocks, as evidenced by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calling the sequester a "disaster" for the Defense Department. But for investors, how should this impact the way you view these stocks? Ultimately, most believe that some kind of deal paring down the sequester will get done at some point. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File “I believe that it is very possible,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a rapt audience at Georgetown University earlier this month, “the next Pearl Harbor could be a cyber attack that would have...Show More Summary
Chuck Hagel was confirmed to replace Leon Panetta as the US Secretary of State last month after nearly a month of resistance in Congress, making certain Israel supporters nervous. Supporters of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group, gathered in Washington this weekend in the wake of a the confirmation of a Secretary [...]Show More Summary
Last month, outgoing defense secretary Leon Panetta declared men and women would have the same chance to fight in combat for the first time in our nation’s history. But from the day they meet a recruiter, until the day they are discharged, women and men — in every service — have different physical fitness standards. Show More Summary