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Daily Briefing by the Press Secretary Jay Carney, 03/11/14

1 month ago
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:47 P.M. EDT MR. CARNEY:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to the White House.  I don't have any announcements at the top, so I'll go straight to the Associated Press.  Julie. Q    Thanks, Jay.  Does the White House believe, as Senator Feinstein said this morning, that the CIA improperly searched a Senate Intel...
Los Angeles Times

I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

1 month ago
The Espionage Act should be rewritten to deal with issues of intent and motive, and it should be enforced equally.The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth to...
The Guardian

Bin Laden death images subject to purge, emails reveal

2 months ago
US military chief ordered his subordinates to destroy any photographs of Osama bin Laden's body or give them to the CIAEleven days after the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011, the US military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA, according to a newly released email.The...
ElPais

Una puerta cada vez más giratoria

3 months ago
Crece en EE UU el flujo de trabajadores que se pasan del mundo empresarial al político y viceversa. John Podesta es el último
The Nation

Leon Panetta revealed bin Laden secrets

4 months ago
WASHINGTON : Newly declassified documents show Tuesday that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to “Zero Dark Thirty” scriptwriter Mark Boal when Panetta gave a speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Panetta said through a spokesman that he didn’t know Boal was in the room. Judicial Watch filed a request...
Rolling Stone

Leon Panetta's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Secret

4 months ago
According to newly declassified documents first reported by the Associated Press former CIA chief Le[...]
FOX

REID'S VISA PUSH? Senator, staff reportedly intervened for investors

4 months ago
CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets
FOX

CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets

4 months ago
Times of India

CIA papers show Leon Panetta spilled Osama bin Laden secrets

4 months ago
Newly declassified documents show that former CIA director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.    
AP

CIA papers show Panetta spoke on bin Laden raid

4 months ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly declassified documents show Tuesday that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal when Panetta gave a speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden....
Foreign Policy

On Syria, You Say Bureaucratic Politics, I Say Realism -- Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

5 months ago
Your humble blogger has been banging on for well over a year that a very brutal form of realpolitik was guiding the Obama administration's Syria policy.  For example, I wrote the following back in June of this year when the administration announced a plan to arm the Syrian rebels:  To your humble blogger, this is simply the next iteration of the unspoken,...
FOX

BENGHAZI INQUIRY: White House document, Panetta testimony eyed

6 months ago
CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS, who are wrapping up a 13-month probe into the terrorist attack, have zeroed in on a press release issued the day before the murders by the White House, and are also seeking fresh testimony from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.VIDEO: US forces ill-prepared eve of Benghazi attack
New York Times

Former Defense Chief Says Fiscal Standoff Is Hurting Military Readiness

6 months ago
Leon E. Panetta faulted both parties for the “self-inflicted harm” to the United States caused by the shutdown and the sequestration spending cuts.    
The Guardian

Washington waits on markets' response as talks on shutdown and debt grind on

6 months ago
Reid and McConnell to meet again late on Sunday as Senate and House deal proposals fail and debt ceiling deadline nearsPolitical veterans in Washington have warned of dire consequences if financial markets re-open on Monday with Republicans and Democrats still unable to avert an impending default on US debt.Markets rallied sharply toward the end of last week, as both sides...
politico

Panetta says shutdown, sequester hurt national security

6 months ago
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday the standoff in Washington had degraded national security. "Our readiness has been badly damaged," Panetta said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Panetta listed a number of examples of how sequestration has affected national security, saying "half of the Air Force is not combat ready" and that "we've got ships that are not being...
politico

Panetta: 'America has been weakened'

6 months ago
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday blasted "a small minority" in Congress that he said has been allowed to "take out their vengeance on American citizens." "I am really surprised that the lessons that were learned 17 years ago -- that you don't shut the government down, that you don't hurt the American people -- that that lesson was not learned and has been...
ElPais

Occidente se enfrenta a la resurrección de Al Qaeda

6 months ago
Mientras la organización central se desangra, sus grupos asociados son cada vez más fuertes. Europa teme ataques de yihadistas que regresan de zonas de guerra
Foreign Policy

Syria, Iran, and The Credibility Fairy

6 months ago
Your humble blogger continues to be interested in the divide between current/former policymakers and academics over the meaning and significance of "credibility" in international affairs.  I have bent over backwards to suggest that maybe, just maybe, policymakers know something we don't.  But increasingly, I'm wondering whether the Syria deal highlights just how much...
White House

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 9/18/2013

7 months ago
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:27 P.M. EDT MR. CARNEY:  Thank you for your patience.  Before I take your questions, I just had one announcement to make.  To honor the victims of Monday’s horrific shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, the President will attend a memorial service on Sunday.  We will provide more details as they become available, but I wanted...
New York Times

Former Defense Secretaries Criticize Obama on Syria

7 months ago
In a joint appearance, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta were critical of President Obama for asking Congress to authorize the use of force against Syria in retaliation for its use of chemical weapons.    
New York Times

Gates and Panetta Critical of Obama on Syria

7 months ago
The president’s first two defense secretaries, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta, disagreed on the effectiveness of limited military strikes, but both were skeptical of Russia.    
FOX

Gates, Panetta criticize Obama's Syria strategy- Syria 'expert' admits she was never in Ph. D. program

7 months ago
AP

Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

7 months ago
DALLAS (AP) -- President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad's forces....
The Guardian

Pakistan overturns Bin Laden doctor's jail sentence

7 months ago
New trial ordered for Shakil Afridi, who was convicted of treason after helping CIA agents hunting for Osama bin LadenA Pakistani administrator has overturned a judgment sentencing a doctor who helped CIA agents hunting the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to 33 years in prison.Lawyers for Shakil Afridi, who was convicted of treason in May last year, played down his chances...
ElPais

EE UU y China acentúan su cooperación militar

8 months ago
El ciberespionaje y la estabilidad en el Pacífico centran la reunión en el Pentágono del secretario de Defensa y su homólogo chino
ElPais

El Pentágono anuncia medidas para luchar contra los abusos

8 months ago
El Departamento de Defensa aumenta la protección a las víctimas de agresiones sexuales en el Ejército de EE UU
CNN

Panetta: Don't take oceans for granted

9 months ago
ElPais

Hagel anuncia recortes de jornada y salario en el Pentágono desde el 8 de julio

11 months ago
El secretario de Defensa de EE.UU., Chuck Hagel, anunció hoy que los recortes planeados de jornada y salario para los empleados civiles del Pentágono comenzarán el próximo 8 de julio y señaló que serán de 11 días, en lugar de los 14 previstos, como parte de los ajustes presupuestarios. Los recortes afectarán a 680.000 empleados civiles, del total de casi 800.000,...
politico

Dowd blasts Obama on Benghazi

11 months ago
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, just weeks after declaring President Obama "still has not learned how to govern," is out with another scathing column Sunday, this time blasting Obama on his handling of Benghazi: Dowd takes a passing shot at press secretary Jay Carney's recent insistence that the Benghazi attack was "a long time ago," and the Clintonesque back-and-forth...
Huffington Post

Robert Gates Defends Obama Military Response To Benghazi

11 months ago
WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates defended the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi on Sunday, saying he would not have done anything different militarily if he had still been at the Pentagon. "Frankly had I been in the job at the time, I think my decisions would have been just as theirs were," said Gates...
White House

Remarks by President Obama and President Park of South Korea in a Joint Press Conference

11 months ago
East Room 1:44 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat.     Let me begin by saying it is a great pleasure to welcome President Park and our friends from the Republic of Korea.  Madam President, we are greatly honored that you’ve chosen the United States as your first foreign visit.  This, of course, reflects the deep friendship...
politico

Scoop ... Grella returns to D.C. - Panetta rejoins FleishmanHillard advisory board - STEM coalition adds three new members - Atlantic Strategies signs four - Commerce nominee gave big to Dems

11 months ago
Reuters

Arms makers welcome dialogue with Pentagon as budget woes rise

11 months ago
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.
ElPais

EE UU reforzará la frontera de Jordania con Siria con 200 soldados

1 year ago
Los soldados norteamericanos tratarán de asegurar los arsenales químicos de Bachar El Asad. El presidente sirio dice en una entrevista que no se "rendirá"
The Nation

US cancels drones medal

1 year ago
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is canceling the creation of a new military medal for drone and cyber warriors, and instead wants military leaders to develop a special pin or device that would be attached to already existing medals or ribbons.    The Distinguished Warfare Medal was created by Hagel’s predecessor, Leon Panetta, and it immediately triggered...
politico

Navy comptroller retires - Hagel to the White House - USS McCain heads to Korean peninsula - Panetta 'very concerned' over North Korea - Navistar ponders JLTV comeback - Obama taps new budget deputy

1 year ago
Los Angeles Times

On anniversary of Iraq war, legislators petition for Medal of Honor for Marine

1 year ago
On the 10th anniversary of the start of U.S.-led operations in Iraq, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington submitted a resolution calling for the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, killed...
ElPais

La Cámara de EE UU estudiará una ley para armar a los rebeldes sirios

1 year ago
EE UU se niega a dotar de armamento a los opositores a El Asad, pero Kerry asegura que no se opone a que otros países lo hagan
politico

High hopes for CR passage - In Japan, Carter talks North Korea - Beechcraft blasts AF decision - Engel wants lethal aid for some Syrian rebels - Panetta picks portrait painter

1 year ago
The Guardian

CIA must admit existence of drone programme, appeals court rules

1 year ago
US court rules that CIA must give fuller response to ACLU's lawsuit seeking access to records on drone attacksIn a rebuke of government secrecy, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the CIA must give a fuller response to a lawsuit seeking the spy agency's records on drone attacks.The CIA's claim that it could neither confirm nor deny whether it has any drone records...
ElPais

Los ciberataques se convierten en la primera amenaza para EE UU

1 year ago
El espionaje informático supera por primera vez al terrorismo internacional en la cima de la lista de principales riesgos del país
Huffington Post

Distinguished Warfare Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash

1 year ago
WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze Star is facing backlash from veterans organizations and members of Congress, with a bipartisan group of 22 senators pressing the Pentagon to change the designation.The newly created Distinguished Warfare Medal, approved last...
Daily Mail

Army to increase mental health workers to address flaws in handling of PTSD and rising suicide rates

1 year ago
Last year the Army – and the military as a whole – suffered the highest number of suicides ever recorded, prompting then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to declare it an epidemic.
Los Angeles Times

Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

1 year ago
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta did not merit the nation's highest award for bravery. Last December, Gates' successor, Leon E. Panetta, declined to overrule the decision,...
ElPais

Hagel: “Tenemos un gran poder, pero debemos usarlo sabiamente”

1 year ago
En sus primeras declaraciones, el nuevo secretario de Defensa defiende la necesidad de que EE UU refuerce los lazos con sus aliados
Krone

Vietnam-Veteran Hagel ist neuer Pentagon-Chef

1 year ago
Nach wochenlangem Streit über seine Nominierung ist Chuck Hagel nun offiziell neuer Verteidigungsminister der USA. Hagel legte am Mittwoch im Pentagon seinen Amtseid ab und folgt damit Leon Panetta nach, der in den Ruhestand geht. Der 66-Jährige Vietnam-Veteran Hagel erklärte, dass die USA vor "enormen Herausforderungen" stünden und gemeinsam mit ihren Verbündeten...
Times of India

Chuck Hagel takes helm at Pentagon amid controversy over his anti-India remarks

1 year ago
Senators voted 58-41 to approve Hagel, ending a long and acrimonious nomination process and clearing President Obama's choice for the top post held by Leon Panetta.
The Guardian

US Senate approves Chuck Hagel as Obama's next secretary of defense

1 year ago
Former senator from Nebraska approved to replace Panetta with support of four Republicans after bitter confirmation battleAfter one of the lengthiest and most bitter confirmation fights in recent history, the Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Chuck Hagel as president Barack Obama's next secretary of defense.The Republican former senator from Nebraska and decorated Vietnam...
ElPais

Estados Unidos, de nuevo ante el abismo de una crisis económica

1 year ago
Si un milagro no lo evita, este fin de semana entrará en vigor un drástico recorte del gasto público por valor de 85.000 millones de dólares
politico

Sequester Watch: Washington Hold 'Em - Senators discuss replacement options - POTUS goes to Newport News - LaHood gets popped - Trivia

1 year ago
STATE OF PLAY: STATUS QUO, WITH A TWIST -- We still expect sequestration will begin to take effect on Friday and any real push to alter its effects to come after that. But talks about how to give the administration greater flexibility to apply the cuts are beginning to ramp up on both sides of the Capitol. We told you last week that discussions were ongoing on the House...
CNN

Leon Panetta Fast Facts

1 year ago
AP

Panetta: Cybersecurity focus of next NATO meeting

1 year ago
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With cyberthreats escalating, the next meeting of NATO defense ministers will include a major focus on cybersecurity, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said....
Reuters

Defense cuts jeopardize NATO's effectiveness, Panetta warns

1 year ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Defense cuts and U.S. budget gridlock are jeopardizing NATO's effectiveness, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned on Friday.
ARD

Afghanistan: Panetta widerspricht de Maizière zum Abzug

1 year ago
Wie groß ist die westliche Präsenz nach dem Abzug der Kampftruppen in Afghanistan? Verteidigungsminister de Maizière hatte beim NATO-Treffen zunächst den Durchbruch verkündet: Bis zu 12.000 US-Soldaten würden bleiben. Doch US-Kollege Panetta dementierte schnell und de Maizière ruderte zurück.
USA Today

Panetta, Germany differ on troop numbers in Afghanistan

1 year ago
Panetta, NATO counterparts consider leaving 8,000 to 12,000 trops in Afghanistan after 2014.
Daily Mail

Panetta says U.S. will leave up to 12,000 American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014

1 year ago
A German official said Friday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told NATO allies that the U.S. will leave between 8,000 and 12,000 American troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when combat ends.
Les Echos

Panetta nie les chiffres sur l'après-2014 en Afghanistan

1 year ago
Le chef du Pentagone Leon Panetta a démenti vendredi que les Etats-Unis maintiendraient 8.000 à 12.000 soldats en Afghanistan après 2014, comme l'avait dit le ministre allemand de la Défense. Selon Thomas de Maizière, le secrétaire américain à la Défense a annoncé ces chiffres lors d'une réunion de...
DerSpiegel

US-Truppen in Afghanistan: De Maizières peinlicher Zahlendreher

1 year ago
Es ist ein Zahlenmalheur auf höchster Ebene: Die USA bleiben angeblich mit bis zu 12.000 Soldaten in Afghanistan, da gab sich der deutsche Verteidigungsminister de Maizière sicher. Doch sein US-Kollege Panetta sieht das ganz anders - und dementiert die Größenangabe heftig.
ElPais

EE UU anuncia el envío de 100 militares a Níger

1 year ago
Las tropas se centrarán en el intercambio de inteligencia con el Ejército francés para apoyar la guerra en Malí
AP

Panetta, NATO partner, differ on troop numbers

1 year ago
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his NATO counterparts are considering leaving 8,000 to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but it was unclear how much of that force would be American, U.S. officials said Friday....
White House

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/21/2013

1 year ago
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:30 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  In the chart behind me you can find in a link from the blog post that we just put up on whitehouse.gov and that I tweeted, written by Communications Director Jen Palmieri.  That blog post is a refresher about the President’s plan to eliminate the sequester and reduce our deficit beyond even the deficit reduction...
AP

Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

1 year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers....
Reuters

Panetta notifies Congress of Pentagon civilian furloughs

1 year ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta formally notified Congress on Wednesday that the Pentagon plans to put civilian defense employees on unpaid leave this year if $46 billion in across-the-board budget cuts take effect on March 1.
Los Angeles Times

McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

1 year ago
Obama's advisors are split on exactly what role the U.S. should play in the conflict.Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey,...
ElPais

El general John Allen se retira y ya no será jefe militar de la OTAN

1 year ago
El marine asegura que ha tomado su decisión para cuidar de su mujer enferma y que no tiene nada que ver con su implicación en el ‘caso Petraeus’
White House

Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest aboard Air Force One en route Chicago, Illinois, 2/15/2013

1 year ago
Aboard Air Force One En Route Chicago, Illinois     1:25 P.M. EST   MR. EARNEST:  Welcome aboard Air Force One for our trip to Chicago.  We will only be there a few hours, and then we'll go somewhere much warmer, to Florida for the evening.  I'll make some opening remarks and describe to you a little bit more about the President's event in Chicago today,...
politico

Friday takeaways - Republicans delay Hagel confirmation - Service chiefs in the dark on troop levels - Marines reach for their naval roots - Panetta leaves for California

1 year ago
AP

Hagel stalled, but confirmation still expected

1 year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By delaying a confirmation vote on Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, Senate Republicans have forced Leon Panetta to remain on the job he is eager to give up. But they've also given the White House an opportunity to cast the GOP as obstructing President Barack Obama's assembly of a second-term national security team....
White House

Press Gaggle By Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest aboard Air Force One en route Decatur, Georgia, 2/14/2013

1 year ago
Aboard Air Force One En Route Decatur, Georgia 10:35 A.M. EST MR. EARNEST:  Good morning, everybody.  And Happy Valentine's Day.  I'm glad you're on board for our trip to Decatur, Georgia today.  Rest assured you can -- we'll be back in plenty of time for you to do something nice for your valentines this evening.  So let me begin with a brief opening statement, and...
ElPais

Los republicanos bloquean la confirmación de Chuck Hagel

1 year ago
Varios senadores condicionan la votación a que Obama revele más información sobre el atentado contra el consulado de Bengasi
Reuters

Successor in limbo, defense chief pines for Pentagon exit

1 year ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With his successor's fate unclear, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly pined for retirement on Thursday, saying he was packed up and ready to take his wife, Sylvia, home for Valentine's Day and "get the hell out of here."
The Nation

Operation to kill Osama was risky: Panetta

1 year ago
US defence secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday said the daring operation to kill Osama bin Laden at his Abbottabad safe house was very risky as the al-Qaeda chief's presence there was not 100% confirmed. As Director of the CIA, Panetta played a leading role in the finding and killing of bin Laden. Subsequently he was made the defense secretary by President Barack Obama. "What...
Reuters

Panetta, a reluctant defense secretary, left Pentagon mark

1 year ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On his last trip abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta was asked what he thought of "Zero Dark Thirty," the movie about the intense manhunt and daring raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Slashdot

New Medal Designed To Honor Cyber Soldiers

1 year ago
bios10h writes "The Boston Globe writes that the Pentagon is creating a new medal to honor cyber soldiers. '[The] troops who launch the drone strikes and direct the cyber-attacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized with the first new combat-related medal to be created in decades....
DieZeit

Verteidigung: US-Militär will Soldaten für Drohnen- und Cyber-Einsätze ehren

1 year ago
Washington (dpa) - US-Verteidigungsminister Leon Panetta hat zu seinem Abschied aus dem Amt eine neue Ehrenmedaille eingeführt: Damit sollen Soldaten künftig für besondere Leistungen im Drohnen- und ...
New York Times

New Medal to Honor Drone Pilots and Computer Experts

1 year ago
The announcement by the departing defense secretary, Leon E. Panetta, of the Distinguished Warfare Medal recognized the changing nature of warfare.
White House

Remarks by the President and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

1 year ago
Fort Myer, Virginia 4:18 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  In the years between the world wars, a young married couple in Italy packed up what few belongings that they had and boarded a boat for a new world.  They passed under the Statue of Liberty and went through the lines of Ellis Island.  Carmelo and Carmelina Panetta had no money and spoke little English.  But they had...
ElPais

Obama firma una orden ejecutiva ante la amenaza cibernética

1 year ago
La Administración Obama considera que la protección de las infraestructuras es una responsabilidad compartida entre empresas públicas y privadas
Times LIVE

North Korea a 'serious threat' to US: Panetta

1 year ago
North Korea is a "serious threat" to the United States and Washington must be prepared to deal with it, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Tuesday after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test.
Telegraph

North Korea nuclear test: Panetta warns of 'serious threat' to US security

1 year ago
North Korea's nuclear ambitions pose a "serious threat" to US national security, Washington said Tuesday, as the reclusive regime was threatened with further sanctions following its third test of an atomic device.
Times LIVE

North Korea a 'serious threat' to US: Panetta

1 year ago
North Korea is a "serious threat" to the United States and Washington must be prepared to deal with it, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Tuesday after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test.
Daily Mail

North Korea is a serious threat to U.S., says American Defence Secretary Panetta after secretive state's successful nuclear test

1 year ago
Washington has said North Korea's latest nuclear test threatens U.S. security and international peace, and promised swift action to bring the rogue state in line.
Times of India

NKorea 'serious threat' to US: Panetta

1 year ago
North Korea is a "serious threat" to the United States and Washington must be prepared to deal with it, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
White House

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/11/2013

1 year ago
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:43 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to the White House for your daily briefing.  I know there’s a call time for the Medal of Honor ceremony, so we’re going to have to keep this quick so everybody who wants to attend, or is scheduled to attend, can do that.  I just wanted to note at the top...
White House

Remarks by the President in Presentation of the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha

1 year ago
East Room 1:40 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  And on behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House. Every day at the White House we receive thousands of letters from folks all across America.  And at night, upstairs in my study, I read a few.  About three years ago, I received a letter from a mom in West Virginia.  Her son, Stephan, a Specialist...
ElPais

El hombre que mató a Bin Laden está en el paro y sin seguro médico

1 year ago
El Navy SEAL que acabó con el líder de Al Qaeda dice en su primera y única entrevista sentirse abandonado por el Gobierno
USA Today

Panetta announces benefits for military same-sex partners

1 year ago
"It is a matter of fundamental equity," Defense secretary says.
FT

Panetta exposes Obama’s Syria dilemma

1 year ago
Either the US president turns his back on Syria or he starts to back some of the men with weapons who will determine the result of the war
FOX

Assassination court eyed for drone targets- Panetta recalls 1 call with Obama during Libya raid

1 year ago
politico

Remainders: Goodbye

1 year ago
AP Photo Close Obama says goodbye to Leon Panetta even though Congress hasn't scheduled a vote on his replacement (POLITICO || Brannen, Gaskell) Senate Judiciary Committee also wants in on Obama's drone memos (POLITICO || Josh Gerstein) Obama's SEC nominee's disclosure reveals wealth and conflicts of interest (Bloomberg || Dave Michaels) Obama is close to issuing...
CNN

Panetta gets a send-off but he's not yet out the door

1 year ago
Reuters

Obama says farewell to defense chief as successor awaits vote

1 year ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama bade a fond farewell to retiring Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at a ceremony on Friday and voiced strong support for his nominated successor, Chuck Hagel, who was attacked by Republicans at a contentious Senate confirmation hearing last week.
White House

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Federal Controller of OMB Danny Werfel, and Principal Deputy Director of NEC Jason Furman on the Impact of the Sequester, 02/08/2013

1 year ago
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:40 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  Thank you all for being here.  As I think we advised earlier today for this gaggle, I have with me Danny Werfel, Federal Controller for the Office of Management and Budget; as well as Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.  They’re here to discuss with you what would...
ElPais

Obama insta al Congreso trabajar unido en la despedida de Panetta

1 year ago
El presidente alerta de la importancia de llegar a un pacto para atajar el déficit y evitar que entre en vigor un recorte del gasto que afectaría al Pentágono
FOX

Voters Back Cuts to Boost Economy

1 year ago
FOX NEWS POLL: A majority of voters would prefer to see the government cut spending rather than increase it — and 60 percent say the 2009 stimulus package largely did not work. Foreign Adversaries Ramp Up Defense Spending as Pentagon Cuts BackPanetta Sounds Warning on Defense Cuts
AP

Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

1 year ago
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Calling it "the honor of my life," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades and included stints as a lawmaker, a top White House official and the spy chief who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden....
Foreign Policy

Not everyone thought it was a good idea to arm Syria's rebels

1 year ago
A major policy rift between the White House and President Obama's national security team broke into the open Thursday when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee that they had backed a plan, crafted by former CIA director David H. Petraeus, and supported by then-Secretary...
Foreign Policy

Tunisians gather for the funeral of slain opposition leader amid a general strike

1 year ago
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the Tunisian capital of Tunis for the funeral of opposition leader Chokri Belaid who was killed on Wednesday outside his home by an unknown gunman. Belaid was a popular human rights activist and a staunch critic of the government which is led by the Islamist Ennahda party. Tunisia's unions have blamed the government, but Ennahda...
Daily Mail

Panetta: President Obama was absent night of Benghazi attack and did not check in once during the night of the deadly terror assault

1 year ago
The outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed on Thursday that President Obama was absent the night of the lethal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya - despite being told that the attack was occurring.
The Guardian

Obama blocked US plan to arm Syrian rebels

1 year ago
Pentagon, CIA and state department favoured plan to help rebels, but president ruled it out, congressional hearing is toldPentagon leaders have said they supported a recommendation from the US state department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, but Barack Obama ultimately decided against it.The Obama administration has limited its support to non-lethal aid for the rebels who,...

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