Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, joined by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, today hosted Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the State Department for dinner. "This is a great opportunity for us to attempt, in a very humble way, to repay some of the hospitality I've enjoyed over the years," Clinton could be heard saying during a press photo op.
Asked today to comment on President Obama's new push to strengthen gun control laws, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offered his support, noting that he was former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff during a prior fight over gun laws.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addressed the hostage crisis in Algeria at a press conference in Great Britain today, saying that information "remains sketchy" but "we know that lives have been lost," and adding that we cannot accept a safe haven for terrorists anywhere in the world - "A lesson our nations learnt in the tragic aftermath of 9/11 and the 7/7 attacks here in Britain."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a historic change Wednesday, allowing women to serve in military combat positions. Ret. Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about the historic policy shift.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed an order today lifting a ban on women in combat.
At a speech at Georgetown University, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blasted the "legislative madness" of "sequestration" - a package of automatic spending cuts "designed to be so bad - so bad - that no one in their right mind would let it happen."
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta whether administration officials kept sufficiently abreast of the evolving situation in Benghazi, Libya, before, during, and after the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate there.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on Congress today to avoid the automatic spending cuts in the sequester by any means necessary, indicating his preference for a comprehensive deficit deal, but admitting, "In the absence of that deal, obviously I'll support whatever package you can put together to try to de-trigger sequester."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed that President Obama blocked a plan to arm rebel fighters in Syria over doubts about which rebels could be trusted. Norah O'Donnell reports.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed that he and President Obama spoke only once during the eight-hour Benghazi attack. Nancy Cordes reports.
Departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today that it has been a "tremendous honor" serving as the nation's secretary of defense, describing his tenure at the Pentagon as "a hell of a ride."
During his farewell address today, departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta labeled North Korea's recent provocations, including a missile test and a nuclear test, a "serious threat" to the security of the United States.
Departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blasted Congress today for a failure to develop a close working relationship with the executive branch: "What I look for is members willing to work with us. We need to look for solutions; we can't just sit here and b***h."
EE. UU. intenta asustar a China con un destructor "invisible", pero Pekín se ríe y dice que este monstruo podría ser echado a pique por un grupo de lanchas pesqueras cargadas con explosivos, mientras que expertos estadounidenses resaltan su costo.
EE. UU. está construyendo el buque de guerra "más avanzado en la historia", el destructor DDG-1000 clase Zumwalt, ya bautizado por el Pentágono como "bala de plata superinvisible". El destructor será capaz de moverse furtivamente a lo largo de litorales con poca profundidad y destruir a enemigos con su modernísimo cañón electromagnético. Además lo hará todo sin ser detectado por radares enemigos.
China ahora es el enemigo número uno. Tal conclusión se desprende de la nueva estrategia militar del Gobierno estadounidense que prevé emplazar un 60% de su armada en la región Asia-Pacífico antes del 2020, según expresó el secretario de Defensa, Leon Panetta, en la reciente conferencia sobre la seguridad regional en Singapur.
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The latest on domestic politics and the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program with Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and a panel of experts.
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offers his thoughts on Iranian nuclear negotiations, Obamacare, NSA surveillance, and more.