India, US natural allies: Panetta
Jun 6, 2012
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World | 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 | 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 | 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 La...
World | 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 de...
World | 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 th...
World | 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 ...
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 | 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 | 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 s...
World | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 s...
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 | 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 | 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 | 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...
World | 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 | 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.
World | Reuters | Tuesday December 11, 2012
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.