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Panetta: Defense Department Backed Arming Syrian Opposition

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Top Pentagon leaders said for the first time Thursday that the Defense Department backed the idea of providing arms to opposition groups...

SLDN to Panetta: The Time Is Now for Concrete Action

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Committed and strong leadership from the Pentagon was one of the key components of winning the repeal of DADT. Likewise, it will require the same determination and leadership to ensure its successful implementation.

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...

CIA Chief Visits Pakistan For First Time Since Bin Laden Raid

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — CIA Director Leon Panetta met over dinner Friday with Pakistan's spy chief and army head for talks on how to repair ties between the...

Panetta Must Rein In Personnel Costs, Panel Says

Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

BY Colin Clark Editor AOL Defense Washington -- The day before Leon Panetta goes before the Senate for his first defense secretary nomination hear...

Private Letter From CIA Chief To John McCain Undercuts Bin Laden Torture Claim

Washington Post | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

CIA chief Leon Panetta has written a private letter to Senator John McCain that offers the most detailed answer yet to questions about the relationshi...

In the Shadow of bin Laden: The California Connection

William Bradley | Posted 07.11.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Between Leon Panetta's experience in cutting costs as Clinton's federal budget director and the striking success of William McRaven's counter-terrorist bin Laden mission, maybe this duo can help get us on a different track.

Pelosi Proves She's No Lame Duck

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

There is only one Democrat in DC that has any balls -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The CIA Back on Top? Panetta's Opportunity for Real Reform

Joseph W. Augustyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph W. Augustyn

The resignation of Admiral Dennis Blair as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was a surprise to no one in the intelligence business. In fact, many wonder how and why Blair lasted as long as he did.

NY Judge Rules Against ACLU: CIA Can Keep Secret Lists

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge for a second time has denied efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to force the CIA to release names and documents re...

Predator Drone Strikes: Secret Rules, Hidden Costs

Washington Post | Peter Finn and Joby Warrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The plan was a standard one in the CIA's war against extremists in Pakistan: The agency was using a Predator drone to monitor a residential compound; ...

CIA Base Chief Killed In Attack: AP

AP | PAMELA HESS and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base an...

CIA Director Leon Panetta Defends Agency After Afghanistan Bomb Attack

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The horrible news Dec. 30 that a suicide bomber had taken seven American lives in Afghanistan may have been for some a stark reminder that we are at w...

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that ...

New Year's Resolution: Clean House

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Thus far at the Obama White House, it's only progressives who get thrown under the proverbial bus. If Obama is truly to signal a change of course and mean it, one constructive sign would be replacements for Summers and Geithner.

Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Happy Campers?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

A former CIA operations officer told me that Al Qaeda members are "happy" with the new U.S. policy that essentially has opened our interrogation playbook to them.

Did the CIA Assassinate? What We Need to Know

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

A serious examination of the CIA/assassination story should begin by sweeping aside the rubbish cluttering the electronic ether on this issue.

The Democrats' Selective Amnesia on Assassination: Clinton Did It and Obama Does It Too

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The "secret" CIA assassination program that Dick Cheney allegedly concealed from Congress sounds a lot like the assassination policy implemented by President Bill Clinton.

Shirley and the CIA

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Horowitz

Where are all of the documentaries about the CIA on FOX, CBS, NBC and ABC?

Will Obama Block Release of Key Bush-era Torture Memos?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As has been pointed out by journalists, human rights lawyers and critics, President Obama has continued -- and continues to defend -- some of the Bush administration's most repressive "War on Terror" policies.

CIA Black Sites No Longer Being Used, Panetta Says

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The CIA has stopped using contractors to interrogate prisoners and fired private security guards at the CIA's now-shuttered secret ...

Biden: Bush Gave Al Qaeda "A Powerful Recruiting Tool"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Visiting the Central Intelligence Agency to swear in Leon E. Panetta as the agency's 19th director, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said the Bush a...

Panetta Takes Back Remarks On Detainee Rendition

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director-nominee Leon Panetta formally retracted a statement he made Thursday that the Bush administration transferred prisoner...

Jason Linkins

Panetta Shoots Down "24 Myth" In Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, Kiefer Sutherland, star of the television series 24, attempted to impose some sanity in an interview with the London Guardian. The...

Panetta Confirmation Hearing: Obama's CIA Pick Says No More "Extraordinary Rendition"

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta assured senators Thursday that the Obama administration will not send prisoners to countries for ...