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Former US' Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. ©Reuters/Eric Vidal Two former Pentagon chiefs criticize Obama over Syria Two former Pentagon chiefs who served under Barack Obama have criticized the president over the Syria crisis and his request to Congress to authorize possible US military action.
19 сентября 2013
NATO to bid farewell to Panetta, seeks new military chief US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will get a fond farewell from his NATO colleagues at a two-day meeting beginning Thursday.
21 февраля 2013
'Dysfunction' in Congress puts US at risk: Panetta Chronic deadlock in Congress threatens to derail the US economy, damage national security and undermine public trust in its leaders.
08 февраля 2013
China must stop threats in maritime disputes: US US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday urged China to avoid confrontation and seek out a peaceful dialogue with Japan and other countries over territorial disputes.
07 февраля 2013
Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' The man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ex-CIA director Leon Panetta, vouched Friday for "Zero Dark Thirty," calling it a "good movie".
03 февраля 2013
US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta The United States will have to keep up an open-ended drone war against Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan and elsewhere to prevent another terror attack on America.
03 февраля 2013
US military to lift ban on women in combat US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lift a ban on women serving in combat, officials said Wednesday -- a ground-breaking move after a decade of war that saw female troops thrust onto the battlefield.
26 января 2013
US will stand by Afghanistan, Panetta tells Karzai The United States sought to assure Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that it would remain committed to his country even as US officials weigh a major withdrawal of American forces.
12 января 2013
Pentagon welcomes fiscal deal, warns against cuts US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday welcomed a deal to avert automatic budget cuts that would have slashed military spending and caused "damaging" consequences.
03 января 2013
Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Tuesday that the United States needed to press efforts on the diplomatic and development fronts to put an end to the Al-Qaeda terror network.
21 ноября 2012
Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at ASEAN defence talks US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will outline Washington's strategic shift to the Pacific and a tentative rapprochement with Myanmar.
17 ноября 2012
Panetta on staying as Pentagon chief: 'Who the hell knows?' Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, a longtime veteran of Washington politics, sidestepped questions Monday about whether he would quit his post as expected and retire.
13 ноября 2012
US military prepares new rules for cyber war:Panetta The United States faces a growing threat of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor" and has drafted new rules for the military that would enable it to move aggressively against digital attacks.
12 октября 2012
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. ©REUTERS US defense chief blasts Karzai over troop deaths US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has voiced frustration with Afghan President Hamid Karzai preferring to "criticize" American troops, rather than acknowledging the sacrifices they have made.
06 октября 2012
Pentagon chief seeks to calm China-Japan row US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was to deliver an appeal for calm in talks with senior Chinese military leaders Tuesday amid an escalating territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.
18 сентября 2012
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was seeking to calm simmering tensions between Japan and China in meetings with officials in Tokyo on Monday, amid an escalating row over territorial rights.
17 сентября 2012
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta The US is positioning military forces so that it can respond to unrest in as many as 17 or 18 places in the Islamic world, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced late Friday.
15 сентября 2012
At 9/11 memorial, a plea to remember US troops at war US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Americans not to forget the troops who are fighting and dying in Afghanistan.
11 сентября 2012
Israel has not decided on Iran strike: Panetta Israel has not yet decided whether to strike Iran over its suspect nuclear program, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday, as Tehran dismissed the threat of an imminent attack.
15 августа 2012
Iran unfazed by Israeli, US threats of force: Netanyahu US and Israeli threats of a military strike have done nothing to stop Iran's pursuit of a nuclear capability, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said in talks with US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.
04 августа 2012

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