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Meet The New Boss

Leon Panetta became defense secretary Friday. He has just sent a message to U.S. troops around the world, including the 150,000 in combat zones in Afghanistan...

Holiday Gift to Turkey, Batteries Included

The U.S. is sending a pair of Patriot anti-missile batteries, and some 400 troops to operate them, to protect NATO ally Turkey from any stray missiles from...

Fighting Words

Words matter when you are in charge of the world's biggest military. So I listened closely in the Pentagon briefing room Thursday as Leon Panetta warned of...

Is This Any Way To Deconstruct the Triad?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta writes Congress that the “doomsday” cuts that will befall the Defense Department if sequestration occurs will force the military...

Ten Things to Know About the Coming Defense Cuts

If you haven't been paying attention, this is where we stand on the Pentagon budget battle: 1. The Pentagon has already agreed to cut $450 billion over the...

Second Time’s The Charm…

– Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in Shanksville, Penn., on Monday, at the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers decided to overpower the...

The Country Whose Name Dare Not Be Spoken

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to the sailors of the carrier USS John C. Stennis on Wednesday in Bremerton, Wash. He lauded their their service, but warned...

Cyber War Worrywarts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta whipped up the cyber-threat Friday during his get-acquainted visit to Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base, home of the U.S. Strategic...

The $450 Billion Question: Remains Unanswered

So this is the week where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is going to give us a peek into where he wants to cut $450 billion in military spending over the coming...

Countdown to Sequestration: One Month to Go

Hardly seems like it was eight months ago today that Battleland began its monthly countdown to the pain of sequestration "That’s nine months from today" we...

Fighting Words, Then and Now

There has been a flurry of red flags and cautions from senior Pentagon officials against the U.S. launching any military action against Syria. Given that we...