Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25207/all en 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. 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 US 'very concerned' about North Korea's nuclear statements -Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-8 <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 24 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday the United States is "very concerned" about North Korea's threat to carry out a nuclear test and further rocket launches but is prepared to deal with any kind of provocation from Pyongyang.</p> <p>Panetta, speaking at a Pentagon news conference, said North Korea's actions would violate U.N. Security Council resolutions, would distance Pyongyang from the international community and would "do nothing - nothing other than jeopardize the hope for peace."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Panetta Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738996 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212-51 <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>N.Korea 'represents a serious threat' to US: Panetta</p> <p>mra-sst/jm</p> Panetta AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:45:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753671 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta, a reluctant defense secretary, left Pentagon mark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/panetta-reluctant-defense-secretary-left-pentagon-mark <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>* Defense chief sought to remove barriers for women, gays</p> <p>* Son of Italian immigrants brought 'fiery energy' to job -Dempsey</p> <p>* Flamboyant opponent of "meat ax" budget cuts</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - On his last trip abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta was asked what he thought of "Zero Dark Thirty," the movie about the intense manhunt and daring raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/panetta-reluctant-defense-secretary-left-pentagon-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Panetta Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755237 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Panetta, a reluctant defense secretary, left Pentagon mark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/rpt-panetta-reluctant-defense-secretary-left-pentagon-mark <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>(Repeats to widen distribution)</p> <p>* Defense chief sought to remove barriers for women, gays</p> <p>* Son of Italian immigrants brought 'fiery energy' to job -Dempsey</p> <p>* Flamboyant opponent of "meat ax" budget cuts</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - On his last trip abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Leon Panetta was asked what he thought of "Zero Dark Thirty," the movie about the intense manhunt and daring raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/rpt-panetta-reluctant-defense-secretary-left-pentagon-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Panetta Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755380 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Too much meanness' in US political life: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/too-much-meanness-us-political-life-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>Looking back at a long political career, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday lamented an increasingly bitter atmosphere in Washington, saying there was "too much meanness" on display.</p> <p>His comments come amid a mounting budget crisis in a deeply divided Congress and after Republican lawmakers renewed threats to block the appointment of the man nominated to succeed Panetta at the Pentagon, former senator Chuck Hagel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/too-much-meanness-us-political-life-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Panetta Politics AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:58:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756021 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/panetta-tells-congress-budget-cuts-could-lead-furloughs <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>U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY PANETTA NOTIFIES CONGRESS THAT LOOMING AUTOMATIC BUDGET CUTS COULD LEAD TO PENTAGON FURLOUGHS</p> Panetta Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761136 at http://www.globalpost.com Bravo, the dog who knows the Pentagon's secrets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/bravo-the-dog-who-knows-the-pentagons-secrets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Feb 22 (EFE).- Bravo, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's faithful golden retriever, knows every nook and cranny of the Pentagon and has accompanied his master at countless high-level meetings.</p> <p>Though not as well known as the first family's Portuguese water dog, Bo, Bravo has been privy to the country's most sensitive military secrets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/bravo-the-dog-who-knows-the-pentagons-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leon Panetta Panetta Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:21:41 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767186 at http://www.globalpost.com