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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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...