Articles

“Leon the Lip”

Leon Panetta first ran afoul of a president when he was a lowly federal staffer more than 40 years ago. The president was Richard Nixon, who didn’t like the way...

Panetta's Challenge

CIA chief Leon Panetta goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday like one of those guys on the old Ed Sullivan show trying to keep all those...

Panetta Sounds Alarm on Cyber-War Threat

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued what he said is a “clarion call” Thursday for Americans to wake up to the growing threat posed by cyber war. “The whole...

Panetta’s Portuguese Pancetta

You’ve got to feel for outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Whenever he’d testify on Capitol Hill, lawmakers would lob verbal hand grenades at him, asking...

Rhetoric Gone MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)

Part of the reason that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta fears that sequestration – the budget axe slated to chop another $500 billion or so out of the military...

Hagel (continued)

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew home to California last Thursday, but unfortunately – for him – his job went with him, too. He was hoping that the Senate...

A Revival In Langley

The spooks weren't even close to being certain that Osama bin Laden was holed up in the 1-acre (0.4 hectare) compound outside Abbottabad, Pakistan, on April 28...

Panetta’s Trips Home

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is checking out Kayak or Orbitz — or whatever is defense secretaries check — to see if there is a cheaper way to get home for the...

CIA's Secret Program: Why Wasn't Panetta Told?

Did the CIA deliberately keep its own director in the dark about a secret program? The latest storm to break over Langley emerged after the New York Times...