Leon Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23721/all en UPDATE 4-Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Faces Senate battle on two fronts</p> <p>* Hagel faces questions on Israel, gays</p> <p>* Brennan's previous CIA tenure under scrutiny</p> <p>* Moves fill out reshuffled national security team</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Candidate Position Central Intelligence Agency Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel David Petraeus Diplomatic Relations Director of Central Intelligence Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Leon Panetta Military personnel Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Quotation United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731325 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pentagon ordered to begin steps to offset impact of looming defense cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-pentagon-ordered-begin-steps-offset-impact-looming-def <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Freeze on civilian hiring, delays sought for maintenance</p> <p>* Precautionary planning for civilian unpaid leave</p> <p>* "We cannot sit back and not be prepared for the worst"</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday he had ordered the U.S. military services to freeze civilian hiring, delay maintenance work and reduce other spending as fears grow the Pentagon will likely face another huge budget cut in March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-pentagon-ordered-begin-steps-offset-impact-looming-def" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Government Health Labor Law Leon Panetta Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732925 at http://www.globalpost.com US military suicides hit record in 2012, outpace combat deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-military-suicides-hit-record-2012-outpace-combat-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. troops committing suicide set a record in 2012, exceeding the number of combat deaths, the Pentagon said on Monday.</p> <p>The Pentagon said 349 active-duty troops killed themselves in 2012, up more than 15 percent from 2011 despite renewed efforts by the military to stem the suicide rate.</p> <p>"This is an epidemic that cannot be ignored," said Senator Patty Murray, who championed legislation last year to improve suicide prevention efforts and mental health care for troops and veterans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-military-suicides-hit-record-2012-outpace-combat-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Leon Panetta Social Issues Suicide Suicide methods Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734424 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta tells Portugal U.S. remains committed to Azores base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/panetta-tells-portugal-us-remains-committed-azores-base <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday that the Pentagon remains committed the Lajes Air Base in Portugal's Azores despite deciding to cut personnel and operations there.</p> <p>Panetta, speaking at a news conference in Lisbon with Portuguese counterpart, Defense Minister Jose Aguiar-Brancoin, also acknowledged that the cutbacks at one of the island's largest employers would be harmful to the area's economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/panetta-tells-portugal-us-remains-committed-azores-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Lajes Field Law Leon Panetta Politics Technology Terceira Island War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734831 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. confirms Americans among hostages in Algeria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-us-confirms-americans-among-hostages-algeria-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday that U.S. citizens were among the hostages taken when Islamist militants raided a gas facility in Algeria and that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had telephoned Algeria's prime minister to discuss the incident.</p> <p>"Beyond confirming that there are Americans among the hostages, I will ask you to respect our decision not to get into any further details as we try to secure these people," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told a news briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-us-confirms-americans-among-hostages-algeria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leon Panetta Panetta Politics Sonatrach War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735254 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. troops in Italy quiz Panetta about looming budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-troops-italy-quiz-panetta-about-looming-budget-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pentagon facing 'perfect storm' of fiscal problems- Panetta</p> <p>* Department will pay a 'hell of a price' if cuts go into effect</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>VICENZA, Italy, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday that Congress should "suck it up" and show the leadership needed to fix the fiscal crisis that has thrown Pentagon budgeting into confusion and threatened national security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-troops-italy-quiz-panetta-about-looming-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States Government Labor Law Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:46:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735724 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US expands limited support for French mission in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-us-expands-limited-support-french-mission-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The United States has agreed to a French request for airlift capacity to help France move its troops and equipment to Mali, a limited expansion of American support in the battle against Islamist rebels there, U.S. officials said on Thursday.</p> <p>The U.S. decision, while widely expected, comes after an Obama administration legal review to decide what assistance Washington could provide to France, which last week began a military operation against the militants in Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-us-expands-limited-support-french-mission-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health Leon Panetta Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735891 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. vows to pursue militants behind Algeria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday militants who attacked the United States and its citizens will hunted down, in the first comments by a senior U.S. official on a hostage attack by Islamist militants in Algeria.</p> <p>He said the U.S. government was working around the clock to ensure the safe return of its citizens caught up in the Algeria crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hostage taking Leon Panetta War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736057 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/no-refuge-militants-behind-algeria-attack-usdefense-sec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON-U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY LEON PANETTA SAYS TERRORISTS WILL NOT FIND SANCTUARY IN ALGERIA, NORTH AFRICA, ANYWHERE</p> Leon Panetta Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736068 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-U.S. vows to pursue militants behind Algeria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/rpt-update-1-us-vows-pursue-militants-behind-algeria-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday militants who attacked the United States and its citizens will be hunted down, in the first comments by a senior U.S. official on a hostage attack by Islamist militants in Algeria.</p> <p>He said the U.S. government was working around the clock to ensure the safe return of its citizens caught up in the Algeria crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/rpt-update-1-us-vows-pursue-militants-behind-algeria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hostage taking Leon Panetta War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736098 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. to lift ban on women in front-line combat jobs- official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-21 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the military's ban on women serving in combat, a move that could open thousands of front-line jobs to women, a senior U.S. defense official said.</p> <p>The decision, which will be formally announced later, would give the individual military services until 2016 to seek an exemption if they believe any jobs should remain closed to women, the official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leon Panetta Panetta Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738518 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. to provide aerial refueling for French offensive in Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/us-provide-aerial-refueling-french-offensive-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United States has agreed to fly tankers to refuel French jet fighters and bombers attacking al Qaeda-affiliated militants who have established a foothold in northern Mali, U.S. defense officials said on Saturday.</p> <p>The decision, in response to an earlier French request, expands U.S. involvement, which so far has been limited to sharing intelligence and providing airlift support to carry a French mechanized infantry unit to Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/us-provide-aerial-refueling-french-offensive-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Government Leon Panetta War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 05:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740027 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. public largely backs combat role for women - poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/us-public-largely-backs-combat-role-women-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. public largely backs the Pentagon's decision to lift restrictions on women in combat, a poll showed on Tuesday.</p> <p>Sixty-six percent of those polled said they support letting women serve in ground units that engage in close combat, while 26 percent are opposed, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People &amp; the Press and the Washington Post.</p> <p>Opinion on the issue is little changed from a Washington Post/ABC News survey two years ago, Pew said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/us-public-largely-backs-combat-role-women-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Leon Panetta Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741024 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran escalating efforts to destabilize region -Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/iran-escalating-efforts-destabilize-region-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accused Iran of an intensified campaign to destabilize the Middle East by smuggling anti-aircraft weapons to militant allies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.</p> <p>"There is no question when you start passing MANPADS around, that becomes a threat, not just to military aircraft but to civilian aircraft," Panetta told the newspaper in an interview. "That is an escalation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/iran-escalating-efforts-destabilize-region-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Surface-to-air missiles War Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:45:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743771 at http://www.globalpost.com Partisanship in Congress puts US at risk: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/partisanship-congress-puts-us-at-risk-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chronic partisanship in Congress poses the biggest risk to America's economy, national security and political life, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned in a speech Wednesday.</p> <p>In his last major policy address before he retires this month, the Pentagon chief blasted lawmakers for a lack of leadership that has produced an escalating series of budget crises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/partisanship-congress-puts-us-at-risk-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Politics United States Congress AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747903 at http://www.globalpost.com