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  • Former CIA Director spilled Osama bin Laden's secrets for US movie

    Former CIA Director spilled Osama bin Laden's secrets for US movie

    Newly declassified documents show that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin La...

  • Barack Obama says Americans 'completely fed up' with Washington over US shutdown

    Barack Obama says Americans 'completely fed up' with Washington over US shutdown

    President Barack Obama scolded congressional Republicans today, hours after a fiscal crisis was narrowly averted and called on his opponents to help repair the economic damage caused by a 16-day US government shutdown and a close brush with a debt de...

  • Osama bin Laden's AK-47 on display at secret CIA museum

    Osama bin Laden's AK-47 on display at secret CIA museum

    Osama bin Laden's AK-47 rifle, found next to his body after he was killed in a daring midnight raid by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan, is on display at an ultra-secret CIA museum. The AK-47 is a recent addition to a collection housed at a museum inside th...

  • Security lapse after Osama bin Laden raid: Defence report

    Security lapse after Osama bin Laden raid: Defence report

    A draft report by Pentagon investigators says that several weeks after Leon Panetta oversaw the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the then-CIA director revealed the name of the raid commander in a speech attended by the writer of the film "Zero ...

  • Zero Dark Thirty writer got secret details from CIA chief: report

    Zero Dark Thirty writer got secret details from CIA chief: report

    A Pentagon investigation has found that ex-CIA director Leon Panetta leaked some secret details to a Hollywood screenwriter behind the film Zero Dark Thirty, a watchdog group reported.

  • Doctor who helped capture Osama bin laden to be declared an American hero

    Doctor who helped capture Osama bin laden to be declared an American hero

    A Congressional resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representatives to recognise a Pakistani doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, as an American hero.

  • 12,000 US, allied troops for Afghanistan beyond 2014

    12,000 US, allied troops for Afghanistan beyond 2014

    The US and its NATO allies revealed Friday they may keep as many as 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year, largely American forces tasked with hunting down remnants of al-Qaeda and helping Afghan forces with their own s...

  • Leon Panetta, a reluctant defence secretary, left Pentagon mark

    Leon Panetta, a reluctant defence secretary, left Pentagon mark

    On his last trip abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta was asked what he thought of "Zero Dark Thirty," the movie about the intense manhunt and daring raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

  • US military extends benefits to same-sex partners

    US military extends benefits to same-sex partners

    In a landmark decision, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday announced to extend benefits being accorded to same sex partners serving within the American armed services.

  • Top US general backed arming Syrian rebels 'conceptually'

    Top US general backed arming Syrian rebels 'conceptually'

    The top US military officer said on Sunday he favoured the idea of arming Syrian rebels during discussions within the Obama administration about how to help resolve the country's civil war, but there was never a specific plan under review.

  • Barack Obama salutes Leon Panetta as he prepares to retire

    Barack Obama salutes Leon Panetta as he prepares to retire

    Calling it "the hononr of my life," Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the US military on Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades and included stints as a lawmaker, a top White House official and the s...

  • India wants to jointly develop, export arms with US

    India wants to jointly develop, export arms with US

    India not only wants to co-develop and co-produce arms with the US, but also wants to jointly export them, a top Pentagon official has said adding that the United States supports such Indian aspirations.

  • Leon Panetta, General Martin Dempsey to testify on Libya attack

    Leon Panetta, General Martin Dempsey to testify on Libya attack

    The Senate Armed Services Committee says Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify on Thursday about the deadly assault on the US Consulate in Libya last September.

  • Pentagon lifts US ban on women in combat

    Pentagon lifts US ban on women in combat

    The Pentagon lifted its ban on women in front-line combat roles on Thursday in a historic step toward gender equality in US armed forces after 11 years of nonstop war.

  • US, Afghanistan discuss 'last chapter' in war aims: Leon Panetta

    US, Afghanistan discuss 'last chapter' in war aims: Leon Panetta

    US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discussed on Thursday the "last chapter" in building a sovereign Afghanistan that can provide its own security, including the nature of US involvement after combat troops withdraw in...

  • Israeli, US defence chiefs discuss Middle East issues

    Israeli, US defence chiefs discuss Middle East issues

    US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak met on Wednesday for a meeting that underscored a "strong US commitment to Israel's security," the Pentagon said.

  • Leon Panetta in Afghanistan to meet with Hamid Karzai

    Leon Panetta in Afghanistan to meet with Hamid Karzai

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday for an unannounced visit to consult with top commanders and President Hamid Karzai.

  • No new Syria steps on chemical weapons: US intelligence

    No new Syria steps on chemical weapons: US intelligence

    United States intelligence agencies have detected no new moves by the Syrian government in recent days that would indicate it was preparing to use chemical weapons against rebel forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday.

  • Barack Obama lauds rescue of Indian American doctor

    Barack Obama lauds rescue of Indian American doctor

    President Barack Obama and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta have praised the elite US special operations team for a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan to free an Indian American doctor abducted by the Taliban.

  • Al Qaeda battle in Afghanistan to stretch for years: US

    Al Qaeda battle in Afghanistan to stretch for years: US

    Al Qaeda fighters are still trying to make inroads into Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday, cautioning that battling the group would be a core US mission there for years to come.

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