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 [...]
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years ago, Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced on live television that he was doing away with the Pentagon's outdated ban on assigning women to combat units and jobs.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
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.
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
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.
Carter will take over the Pentagon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Carter served as the No. 2 defense official under Leon Panetta.
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
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…
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.
(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)
Carter served as the number two defense official under Leon Panetta. While relatively unknown to the public, he's respected for his intelligence.
Security policy HOT TAKES from Max Boot: The immediate question is whether Obama will be able to stomach a stronger personality in the secretary of defense job–someone like Bob Gates or Leon Panetta. If so, Michele Flournoy or Ash Carter, both of whom served at the Pentagon earlier in the Obama administration, could fill the […]
In his memoir Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, f ormer Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta describes the stealth 2011 assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Panetta had a unique vantage point on the raid, which he watched remotely from the CIA's headquarters in L angley, Virginia. Show More Summary
At this point, you've probably heard plenty about Leon Panetta's new book, Worthy Fights. But it's not just in Beltway foreign-policy circles that Panetta's memoir of his time as President Obama's secretary of defense has caused a stir. Show More Summary
Former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will join former CNN Washington bureau chief and current director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs Frank Sesno to discuss his new book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership...Show More Summary
In rolling out his new memoir in media appearances, former defense secretary Leon Panetta has explained that from the start of the Benghazi terrorist attack, he told President Obama it was, in fact, a terrorist attack. This conflicts with the president’s implausible account. Show More Summary
Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East.
Sunday on CBS's "Face the nation," former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said President Barack Obama needs to have the "heart of a warrior." In his new book "Worthy Fights: A Memoir," Panetta made the observation that Obama leads like a law professor but he said, "Presidents need to also have a heart of a warrior. Show More Summary
Former Bill Clinton strategist Dick Morris says former Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's latest book, Worthy Fights, is part of a coordinated strategy to set Hillary Clinton up for success come the 2016 presidential race. "I think Hillary put him up to it," Morris said on the John Catsimatidis radio show on New York's 970 AM. Show More Summary
With the release of his new book, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has been discussing presidential leadership and defense issues. I can't think of a time when similar remarks have been made by a former Secretary of Defense. [Panetta was a key figure in turning around the Clinton White House when he served as Chief of Staff. Show More Summary