India, US natural allies: Panetta
Jun 6, 2012
CIA on how Osama fought Navy SEALs
May 4, 2011
World News | Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times | Saturday August 22, 2015
A former Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, revealed new details to his biographers about how close Israel came to striking Iran's military facilities in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and why it did not despite his and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's desire to do so, according to interview excerpts aired on Israeli television Friday night.
World News | Associated Press | Friday February 6, 2015
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday said he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of foreign fighters from northern Africa.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 6, 2015
The CIA's Inspector General will resign this month but US officials said on Monday his departure is not related to his finding last year that the spy agency hacked into computers used by Senate aides.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 19, 2014
The US government's program to capture and kill insurgent leaders can backfire, a leaked CIA report said Thursday, citing "limited" results in Afghanistan in particular.
World News | Associated Press | Friday December 5, 2014
The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of US Secretary of Defense are vastly different from Chuck Hagel's in several important ways, starting with the fact that Carter is an academic and a policy wonk.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 3, 2014
Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing President Barack Obama's top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 22, 2014
The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 11, 2013
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 Laden.
World News | Reuters | Thursday October 17, 2013
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 default.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 26, 2013
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 the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday June 6, 2013
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 Dark Thirty."
Robin Bansal | Thursday June 6, 2013
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.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 28, 2013
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.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday February 23, 2013
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 security.
World News | Reuters | Thursday February 14, 2013
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.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 11, 2013
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.
World News | Reuters | Monday February 11, 2013
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.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday February 9, 2013
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 spy chief who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Saturday February 9, 2013
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.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday February 5, 2013
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.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 25, 2013
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.
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 31, 2013
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 2014.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 10, 2013
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.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 12, 2012
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday for an unannounced visit to consult with top commanders and President Hamid Karzai.