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Op-Ed: Where was President Obama during the Benghazi Consulate attack?

Washington - The White House wishes for the Benghazi disaster to go away, but the issue is well and alive and has caused a temporary delay in Chuck Hagel's confirmation as Secretary of Defense. A White House letter sent to three Senators leaves more questions.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 21 comments

Panetta opens combat roles to women

Washington - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced that the Pentagon is removing the military's ban on women serving in front-line combat, opening the door for American women to kill-- and be killed-- in increasing numbers.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

US Department of Defense to lift ban on women in combat

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is planning to announce he is removing the ban on women serving in combat, something women have pushed for for decades.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 8 comments

Obama could choose new defense secretary sooner than expected

US President Barack Obama may name his new defense secretary in December, which is much sooner than originally expected. He may choose to announce his pick for secretary of state at the same time.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

CIA releases Panetta's jotted memo to take down Osama bin Laden

The hand-written memo authorizing a mission to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, written one year ago, has been released. The note with the heading "Memo for the Record," was scribbled by Leon Panetta, then director of CIA on the morning of April 29.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

U.S. concerned as Osama bin Laden informant faces treason charges

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he is concerned about a Pakistani doctor who provided the key information to find al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

U.S. Defense Secretary pays historic visit to Libya

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta became the first Pentagon chief to set foot on Libyan soil after he arrived in Tripoli on Saturday for talks with the new leadership of the north African country.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

Regional concerns rising in Israel as Panetta warns on isolation

With anxiety growing in Israel that Iran may adopt Israel's nuclear ambiguity position and with calls by Netanyahu for changes to the Quartet Middle East peace plan, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned on Israel's growing isolation.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 6 comments

US contemplates 3,000 troops to remain in Iraq

Washington - Although no final decision has been made on the number of US troops remaining in raq after 2011, discussions between the Obama administration and Iraqi government include an option of keeping 3,000 forces there starting next year.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Panetta sounds off, blames Iran for violence in Iraq

Baghdad - New US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Iranian weapons being used in Iraq to arm extremists and kill American troops, noting those weapons pose a serious threat and the US should not just “stand back” in allowing it to happen.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann
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The Pentagon has announced it is lifting restrictions on women in combat.
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Defense Acquisition in the New Pentagon

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s acquisition! Well, not quite, but acquisition is undoubtedly...
Aug 10, 2011 by Elliott Suthers


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