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Brennan Open To Special Drone Strikes Court

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House nominee to run the CIA said setting up a special court to oversee deadly drone strikes against American citizens is...

Fiscal Crisis, Budget Battle Mark Panetta's Tenure

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's plane returned home Saturday night, completing his final official overseas trip, his staff gath...

Obama's CIA Pick Could Affect Drone Program

The Washington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

President Obama began his first term with a dramatic change of course for the CIA, issuing orders on his second day in office to close the agency's se...

WATCH: Weirdest Account Of Petraeus Affair Yet

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

When CIA director David Petraeus resigned his post on Friday citing an extramarital affair, the entire country scratched its collective head. How did ...

CIA Director Resigns Over Extramarital Affair

The Huffington Post | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, MSNBC reports. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell broke the news Friday af...

Blasts Kill At Least 34 In Pakistan, One Of Deadliest Attacks Since Bin Laden Raid

AP | RIAZ KHAN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.11.2011 | World

Riaz Khan and Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Two explosions went off minutes apart in the northwest Pakistani city of Pesh...

Only Obama Can Manage the Iran Situation

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coleen Rowley

There may be an impending foreign policy catastrophe with Iran, on which President Obama is not getting good advice from his closed circle of advisers.

Michael Hayden: Congress Was Informed About Surveillance Program

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden angrily struck back Saturday at assertions the Bush administration's post-9/11 surveillance...

Leon Panetta On Cheney

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to terrorism al...

Panetta Promises Honesty As CIA Director

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Leon Panetta promised honest leadership as he took the helm Thursday of an agency with a public image tarnished by all...

CIA: The Panetta Pick and the Feinstein Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Feinstein's call for the appointment of a CIA director who can be linked to the practices Obama has made clear must end demonstrates how out of touch she is on intelligence.

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

What Spies Think of Panetta

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

I conducted a poll about what spies thought of the Panetta choice. The results: "Obama was wise" to choose someone out of the torture loop to run the CIA. But there's a problem.

Speaking Truth to Intelligence

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Cleaning out our stable of intelligence officials is a Herculean task. We are lucky to have men like Dennis Blair and Leon Panetta willing to sacrifice for the good of the nation.

Leon Panetta Right Choice for CIA

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Leon Panetta is a patriot, a veteran, and a consensus builder, and he will lead the CIA forthrightly and in full respect for the law and the Constitution. I frankly cannot think of a better choice.

Lessons of Obama's First Cabinet Controversy

Gordon Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Goldstein

Despite a nearly flawless transition period of astute, substantive and widely praised cabinet appointments, the Obama administration has unintentionally provoked its first controversy.

CIA: Parsing The Panetta Pick

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

To say Panetta is a Clinton retread is to ignore his actual background. He comes out of a tradition which is almost forgotten today, that of the liberal Republican.

New CIA Chief Must Be Anti-Torture

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Leon Panetta certainly understands intelligence. But, most importantly, he understands the importance of our intelligence apparatus operating on the moral, ethical, and legal high ground.

Regarding Panetta: Let's Not Forget About Gates

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Placing an inexperienced person like Leon Panetta at CIA for his clean hands and "managerial expertise" will cost lives on the day of the next domestic terrorist attack.

The Bad Democrats Begin to Surface

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

The next time you find yourself getting pissed off at Obama, say these words out loud,"George Bush."

Fuss Over Panetta Should Remind Hill Dems: It's Not About You

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

Obama comes into office with a clear election mandate, and the last thing he needs is the public view of a bunch of squabbling Democrats (see: Burris, Roland) doing the GOP's work for it.

Sorry Dianne: Panetta's a Great Choice for CIA Director

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Having frozen Panetta out of the California governor's race in 1998 by not deciding whether to run until he had no chance of lining up financial backing, now would be a good time to stand aside and let him rise to the occasion.

Leon Panetta: CIA Director

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 1/06: Marc Ambinder reports that President-elect Obama is confident that Leon Panetta won't face serious opposition, despite Democratic Senator...

Richard Clarke for CIA Director

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why is John Brennan, who worked "the dark side" with Dick Cheney over at the CIA in contention for running the CIA but Richard Clarke isn't?

Pres-Elect Obama, No To Warhawk Jane Harman!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

According to the local Los Angeles newspaper, The Daily Breeze, California Congresswoman, Jane Harman, a blue dog conservative democrat, is up for a h...