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Panetta Salutes Gay Troops

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday thanked gay and lesbian military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to ma...

Panetta Make Unprecedented Move On Military Mental Health

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday he has ordered all branches of the military to conduct an extensive review of mental ...


Ed Koch | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The candidates for Mayor in 2013 are being tested on their courage to stand up and support the continuation of the stop-and-frisk program. Who among them supports the Mayor and Police Commissioner at this time?

Andrea Stone

GAO Warns Military Draft Agency Would Be Slow To Mobilize | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Selective Service System is so understaffed after years of budget cuts that gathering the first inductees to boot camp would take ni...

Midway: 70th Anniversary of One of History's Most Pivotal Battles Came in Midst of Obama's Big Strategic Pivot to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite the lack of a glamorous locale, Midway was absolutely central to our past and present. And the big geopolitical pivot, again centered on the Pacific, now underway looks to be central to our future.

Official: U.S.-Pakistan Relation As 'Worst It Has Ever Been'

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- You know a friendship has gone sour when you start making mean jokes about your friend in front of his most bitter nemesis. So it was a ...

Pakistan Goes After Panetta: Defense Secretary 'Simplifying' Complex Issues, Comments 'Unhelpful'

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Saturday rejected U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's recent comments on militant safe havens in Paki...

The Daily Szep- Leon Panetta

Paul Szep | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Paul Szep


Defense Secretary: U.S. Officials 'Reaching The Limits Of Our Patience' With Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday pressured Pakistan to do more to root out the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani terrorist netwo...

Defense Secretary In Afghanistan To Assess War

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday pressured Pakistan to do more to root out the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani terro...

Panetta Defends Drone Use In Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — Just two days after a drone strike killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear Wednesday that ...

Making Defense Sense With Budget Cuts

Charles Knight | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Charles Knight

Military power is but one part of national strength. The Pentagon's budget, and our overall federal budget priorities, must reflect this reality.

The Pentagon's Dirty Deal

Tom Andrews | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Tom Andrews

Recently, the House unanimously passed an amendment to the House Defense Authorization bill that bans the purchase of weapons from any firm "controlled, directed or influenced by" a country providing weapons to state sponsors of terrorism, including Syria.

President Obama Is a Friend of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

If past is prologue, Americans -- both Jews and non-Jews -- devoted to and concerned about Israel can vote to reelect President Obama in November with an absolutely clear conscience.

Dave Jamieson

Panetta Defends Obama Against Romney's Afghanistan Charges | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta responded Sunday to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy, ...

Panetta: Bin Laden Doctor's Sentence 'Disturbing'

Posted 05.27.2012 | World

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.27.2012 | Media

I just naturally assumed they were booked because the show felt no one could better help viewers relate to the politics of the week! You mean there's a special reason? Apparently so, and it is because...O'Malley might one day run for president, and maybe Gingrich has some advice?

Defense Chief Restricts Flights Of Stealth Fighter That's Been Choking Pilots

Wired | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

For five years, America’s most expensive fighter jets have been poisoning their pilots and crew. On Tuesday, the Defense Secretary finally stepped i...

'Green News Report' - May 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ominous s...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The deepe...

WATCH: Killing Bin Laden Was The 'Most Important' Day Of My Presidency

Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

A year after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama reflected on the decision he made to carry out the deadly raid. In an interview...

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

John Celock

Governors To Congress: Don't Cut 'The A-Team' | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

The nations' governors are asking Congress to restore funding for the Air National Guard, saying that talks with the U.S. Department of Defense have f...

U.S. To Remove 9,000 Marines Stationed On Okinawa

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other location...

Pentagon Announces New Spy Agency

Posted 04.24.2012 | World

The Pentagon is creating a new spy service that will focus on targets such as Iran and China, The New York Times reports. A senior Defense Departm...