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Pentagon Says Foreign Hackers Stole 24,000 Military Files In March

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

Foreign hackers infiltrated the network of a defense contractor in March, stealing 24,000 military files in a single intrusion, Deputy Defense Secreta...

Panetta Blunt But Unsteady In First Overseas Trip

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — At once blunt and bubbly, poised but prone to gaffes, Leon Panetta showed on his first overseas trip as Pentagon chief that he has fra...

Panetta: U.S. Within Reach Of Defeating Al-Qaeda

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

Robert Burns Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Al-Qaida's defeat "within reach," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday during his ...

New Pentagon Chief Faces Mountain Of Problems

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On his first day as Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta said his top priorities are preserving U.S. military power despite budget cuts, defeati...

Senate Panel Approves Leon Panetta As Next Defense Secretary

AP | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Leon Panetta to be the nation's next Pentagon chief. The panel unanimously approv...

From Gates to Panetta: Room for Improvement

William Hartung | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

If Gates were all he's made out to be, Panetta's job would be much easier. In reality, Panetta will need to undo some of Gates' most notable policies if he is to have any hope of bringing defense spending into line with new fiscal realities.

Panetta: Every Part Of Defense Budget 'Must Be On The Table'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Leon Panetta, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Pentagon, predicted on Thursday that Iraq will ask the United States to k...

David Wood

Obama's National Security Shuffle | David Wood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a high-level reshuffle of his national security team, President Barack Obama intends to move CIA Director Leon Panetta to the Pentago...

David Wood

The Unfinished Legacy Of Robert Gates | David Wood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President George W. Bush put Robert M. Gates at the helm of the Pentagon in November 2006, more than a few Washington hands wonder...

AP: Obama Settles On New Leaders For CIA, Defense Department

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Administration sources say President Barack Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert ...