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Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is the 23rd and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama since 2011. Prior to taking office, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. An Italian-American Democratic politician, lawyer, and professor, Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993–1994, and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. He is the founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, served as Distinguished Scholar to Chancellor Charles B. Reed of the California State University System and professor of public policy at Santa Clara University.


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"It was important because it sent a message to the world that the United States is prepared to act if necessary," Leon Panetta, who served as Defense Secretary and CIA director under Barack Obama, told Yahoo News. "But like everything Trump, there's a ...
In 1995, she graduated with a psychology degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. The same year, with the help of family connections, she got the opportunity to intern in the office of White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. In December ...
Former CIA director, Leon Panetta, who was at the helm of the agency during the climax of the hunt (and apparently had a hand in its pre-production) had more favorable things to say about Bigelow and the film: "I think they did a good job in indicating ...
His own budget director, Leon Panetta, warned he must do "a better job of picking and choosing the battles he wants to go through.
Many experts, including Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, have discounted the viability of preemptive military strikes given the proximity of millions of people in Seoul and 28,500 U.S.
May 3, 2011 - Two sources tell CNN that, during a briefing, CIA Director Leon Panetta said that Pakistani officials either "were involved or incompetent.
DeLeon said Chinese interest in developing some of the poorest areas in the region could be "constructive," especially as the areas are battling a destructive drought.
Even drone operators themselves began privately criticising the drone attacks for making many more young Pakistanis hate the United States and support al-Qaeda.
In 2006, Bush appointed Hayden to lead the CIA, a post he held until Leon Panetta was confirmed as President Barack Obama's choice to take over the agency in 2009.
In 2013, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta removed the military's ban women serving in ground combat assignments. However, since then relatively few have been trained or assigned to these jobs in the US military.
Attendees were David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, David Plouffe, Bill Daley, John Podesta, Erskine Bowles, and, by speakerphone, Leon Panetta. Bowles, a Bill Clinton COS, offered advice that rankled Obama buddies Axelrod and Jarrett: "Leave your Chicago ...
Five years ago: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized for gruesome photographs published in the Los Angeles Times that purported to show U.S.
In 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized for gruesome photographs published in the Los Angeles Times that purported to show U.S.
He also "isn't striving to score points in the Washington political milieu," said Jeremy Bash, who served as chief of staff under Leon Panetta at the Defense Department and then at the CIA. "That can go over very well overseas. Foreign leaders want to ...
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned yesterday that the strong rhetoric coming from Trump toward North Korea could escalate tensions further.
Leon Panetta, who served under President Obama, told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Thursday, "When it comes to the military, the military belongs to the country.
This is according to an in-principle agreement Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen conveyed to then US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta in 2012, in response to a US request. The littoral combat ships, which can perform missions ranging from counter-piracy to ...
The group's three chairmen are Republican Mitch Daniels, Democrat Leon Panetta and independent Tim Penny. Looking at the list of expenditures, it is clear why some say the U.S.
"When it comes to the military, the military belongs to the country," Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense and CIA director under President Obama, said on MSNBC.
Chief among them was Leon Panetta, a former defence secretary and CIA director who served under President Barack Obama. "When it comes to the military, the military belongs to the country.
Leon Panetta talks Russia, Syria, and the "red line" in North Korea. Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Bashar al-Assad has won Syria's civil war.
"We need to show that we're prepared to take whatever action is necessary to ensure that North Korea does not engage in any deliberate attack in that region," said former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump took ...
And I appreCIAte [Former CIA] Director [Leon] Panetta's comments and will keep those in mind. BLITZER: So, tell us who you're apologizing to right now.
Leon Panetta talks Russia, Syria, and the "red line" in North Korea. Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Bashar al-Assad has won Syria's civil war.
GRANVILLE - Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will speak as part of the Denison University Lugar Lecture Series at 8 p.m.
Former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Bashar al-Assad has won Syria's civil war.
April 11, 2017, 8:03 AM | Leon Panetta was a former White House chief of staff under President Clinton, CIA Director when Osama bin Laden was killed, and Defense Secretary under President Obama.
The 2017 Leon Panetta Lecture Series focuses on The Trump Presidency and the Future of America. The second forum tackles The economy: Trade, jobs, taxes and Immigration.
OAKLAND (KTVU) -- Four years after Leon Panetta stepped down from his post with the Obama administration, the former Defense Secretary doesn't mince words about the current political scene or the ambitions of Russia's president Vladimir Putin.
Carly Forina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2016 presidential candidate speaks between former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, during a press conference before the second event of the 2017 Leon ...
Feinberg's motives are good, according to Leon Panetta, a Cerberus adviser. "He really does feel deeply about duty to country," the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said in February.
So did then-Secretary of Defense and former CIA director Leon Panetta. Clearly, it's morphed, rather than dying and disappearing, which goes to your point about not defeating an ideology.
"It's been longstanding practice to strictly avoid announcing the visits of senior U.S. officials in advance of their travels to warzones," said George Little, a Pentagon and CIA press secretary for Leon Panetta, who managed both departments under ...
In addition for former Secretary Albright, a former refugee herself, the list of signatories includes John Allen, the speCIAl presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Leon Panetta, former director at the CIA; Jeremy Bash, former ...
Former C.I.A. chief and current Cerberus adviser Leon Panetta, for one, says Americans shouldn't worry about Feinberg. "He really does feel deeply about duty to country," he said in February.
"It's been longstanding practice to strictly avoid announcing the visits of senior U.S. officials in advance of their travels to warzones," said George Little, a Pentagon and CIA press secretary for Leon Panetta, who managed both departments under ...
Leon Panetta is one of the most distinguished public servants of our time. He served as Director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011 where he led the operation that killed Osama bin Laden and shined a light on the interrogation techniques used during the Bush ...
12, 2009, when he was replaced by Leon Panetta, who was named by President Barack Obama. He has stayed busy in retirement, and is a principal in the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael ...
Oil drilling in the Monterey Bay sanctuary is prohibited both by federal law and NOAA regulations. Leon Panetta, then a Central Coast congressman, introduced the bill that prohibited drilling around the same time that the designation process was in ...
Seaside >> Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor, will be the featured guests at Monday's second forum of the Leon Panetta 2017 Lecture Series, "The Trump Presidency and the Future of America.
"It's better if you can win one," said Leon Panetta, who was Clinton's chief of staff at the time. "My experience is that if you can win something, that success breeds success.
At his congressional confirmation hearing in 1993 to become director of the Office of Management and Budget, Leon Panetta termed the SWAT team approach "a symptom of management problems, not a way in itself to ensure good management.
In 2012, then U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that unless the U.S. improved the security of its networks, it could be in for a "cyber Pearl harbor" that would cause "physical destruction and the loss of life.
12, 2009, when he was replaced by Leon Panetta, who was named by President Barack Obama. He'll talk about his 40-plus year career in intelligence and will be able to offer insights into current events from a unique view.
... the face of the 2008 financial crisis, the severity of the moment brought together a cadre of former chiefs of staff to give him counsel: Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney (who had both served under Gerald Ford), Leon Panetta and John Podesta (Bill ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA director under the Obama administration Leon Panetta said on Monday (March 21) that US President Donald Trump should "apologise" to former President Barack Obama over Trump's allegation that Obama ...
Update: On Tuesday, March 28 th State Parks opened the bypass trail to local residents, school children and people who work south of the downed bridge.


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