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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Obama's Defense Secretaries Question Syria Strategy

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not ...

Panetta Getting Fed Up With Partisan 'BS'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight in Congress over confirming Leon Panetta's successor as defense secretary is getting on his nerves. After two formal Pentagon...

Former Prisoner Of War Calls Leon Panetta's Ruling 'Good News'

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch calls it good news for the U.S. military that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says women can ...

'Everyone Deserves That Chance'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women in the military must have the same opportunities as men to take on grueling and dangerous combat jobs, whether loading 50-pou...

Panetta: Decision On Post-2014 Troops In Next Few Weeks

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama will decide shortly how many U.S. troops he wants to keep in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led coalitio...

Molly O'Toole

Defense Department Sued Over Rules Restricting Women In Combat

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

A first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, a captain in the Marine Corps Reserves, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and a major in the U.S...

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Sex Scandal Report Cites 'Abuse Of Power' Amid Petraeus, Allen Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, a...

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 ...

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...

Women in the Military Deserve the Same Health Care Coverage as the Civilians They Protect

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Hopefully, our elected officials will eventually pass legislation that at least ensures that military rape victims will have access to the same health care benefits available to the civilians they help protect.

Pentagon Official's Commutes Cost An Absurd Amount

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's turning out to be a costly commute home for Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The Pentagon chief has traveled on military aircraft t...

Panetta Reportedly Safe After Stolen Vehicle Explodes In Flames

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says an Afghan drove an apparently stolen vehicle onto the ramp area of a British airfield in southern Afghanistan and into...

Defense Secretary: Pakistani Doctor Provided Key Information To U.S. In Advance Of Bin Laden Raid

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly for the first time that a Pakistani doctor provided key information to the U.S....

Groundbreaking Pentagon Official Makes Big Move

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, the most senior female Pentagon official in history, told The Associated Press on Monday she is stepping down as ...

David Wood

Leon Panetta Warns Against Budget Cuts Despite Reported Pentagon Spending Spree

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the military brass and congressional hawks issue dire warnings about the "disastrous'' effects of cutting the defense budget, a new s...

Gerry Smith

Senator Criticizes Pentagon For Cyber Confusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

Pentagon officials have acknowledged they must recruit more cyber experts to stop hackers from breaching their networks and stealing classified milita...

Leon Panetta Warns Of Enemy At Home

New York Times | By PETER BAKER | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Tan and ruddy-faced, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta took his seat in a hearing room one morning this month ready for battle. The enemy, he warned l...

Panetta: No Clear End To Combat Mission In Libya

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — There is no clear set of conditions in Libya that will trigger an end to the combat mission, but the operation should continue so lon...

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...

David Wood

On Tap To Replace Gates at Pentagon, Panetta sounds like.. Gates

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

Robert Gates is due to retire as defense secretary in three weeks, but his named successor, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta, said Thursday he plans to co...