Leon Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26353/all en U.S. studying legal basis for assisting France in Mali- Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/us-studying-legal-basis-assisting-france-mali-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 takes Mali action 'very seriously'</p> <p>* Panetta says action should be seen as 'international effort'</p> <p>* U.S. still evaluating what assistance to give France</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>ROME, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The United States takes the French fight with al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Mali "very seriously" but must evaluate French military needs and the legal basis for U.S. action before providing aid, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/us-studying-legal-basis-assisting-france-mali-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism Leon Panetta Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735321 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 Panetta calls for more agile NATO with wider strategic focus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/panetta-calls-more-agile-nato-wider-strategic-focus <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 budgets becoming tighter but threats remain</p> <p>* NATO must be more flexible in order to respond quickly</p> <p>* Pentagon chief urges alliance to join U.S. strategic shift</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on Friday for NATO to reinvent itself as a more agile alliance with a broader outlook embracing the Asia-Pacific and able to respond to new threats from Islamic militancy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/panetta-calls-more-agile-nato-wider-strategic-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations International security Leon Panetta Military War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736326 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan bombing helped shape Panetta's views on women in war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/afghan-bombing-helped-shape-panettas-views-women-war <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 lifts ban on women in front-line combat roles</p> <p>* Obama encouraged Panetta but stayed out of deliberations</p> <p>* Panetta to retire after 18 months as defense secretary</p> <p>By Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Three years before he lifted the U.S. military's ban on females in front-line combat, Leon Panetta grew acutely aware that women in senior positions were already risking - and losing - their lives when a would-be informant blew himself up at a CIA base in Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/afghan-bombing-helped-shape-panettas-views-women-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human Interest Leon Panetta Politics of the United States Social Issues United States War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:45:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739154 at http://www.globalpost.com Hezbollah could get arms from Syrian 'chaos': Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hezbollah-could-get-arms-syrian-chaos-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>The United States is increasingly concerned that "chaos" in Syria could allow Hezbollah to obtain sophisticated weapons from the Damascus regime, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>Speaking two days after Israel carried out a bombing raid on a military site outside Damascus, Panetta said Washington was worried the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah could exploit the 22-month conflict in Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hezbollah-could-get-arms-syrian-chaos-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islamic terrorism Lebanon War Leon Panetta War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743703 at http://www.globalpost.com French forces moved 'faster' than expected in Mali: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/french-forces-moved-faster-expected-mali-us <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>French forces rolled back Islamist militants in Mali "much faster" than the United States expected but now face the daunting task of building long-term security in the region, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday.</p> <p>"They have made tremendous progress, I give them a lot of credit," Panetta told AFP in an interview at the Pentagon.</p> <p>"They have moved much faster than we had anticipated. They now control Timbuktu and Gao and have moved into the north to capture some of the cities in the far north as well. </p> <p>"That's very good progress," Panetta said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/french-forces-moved-faster-expected-mali-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Islam Leon Panetta Politics War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743712 at http://www.globalpost.com Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie <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>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" even though the tale of the biggest manhunt in history had to be simplified for the big screen.</p> <p>"It's a movie," Panetta said, laughing. "And it's a good movie. But I lived the real story," he told AFP in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Islamic terrorism Leon Panetta Torture Torture in the United States AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743756 at http://www.globalpost.com French forces moved 'faster' than expected in Mali: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/french-forces-moved-faster-expected-mali-us-0 <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>French forces have rolled back Islamist militants in Mali "much faster" than the United States expected but now face the daunting task of building long-term security in the region, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday.</p> <p>"They have made tremendous progress, I give them a lot of credit," Panetta told AFP in an interview at the Pentagon.</p> <p>"They have moved much faster than we had anticipated. They now control Timbuktu and Gao and have moved into the north to capture some of the cities in the far north as well. That's very good progress," Panetta said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/french-forces-moved-faster-expected-mali-us-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Business Entertainment Environment Health Leon Panetta Politics War War on Terror AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:15:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743764 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 Panetta calls 'Zero Dark Thirty' a 'good movie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie <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>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" even though the tale of the biggest manhunt in history had to be simplified for the big screen.</p> <p>"It's a movie," Panetta said, laughing. "And it's a good movie. But I lived the real story," he told AFP in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/panetta-calls-zero-dark-thirty-good-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Interrogation techniques Leon Panetta Torture Torture in the United States AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744190 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 'Dysfunction' in Congress puts US at risk: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/dysfunction-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 political deadlock in Congress threatens to derail the US economy, damage national security and undermine public trust in its leaders, outgoing US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Wednesday.</p> <p>In his last major policy address days before he retires, the Pentagon chief blasted lawmakers for what he called a lack of leadership that has produced escalating budget crises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/dysfunction-congress-puts-us-at-risk-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Government Health Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Politics AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:16:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748138 at http://www.globalpost.com US military is not a 911 service: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-military-not-911-service-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>The US military is not a 911 service ready to rush to every emergency around the world, Pentagon chief Leon Panetta told lawmakers Thursday, defending the response to an attack on a mission in Libya.</p> <p>He also urged a Senate committee to help remove the threat of deep automatic budget cuts set to hit the Defense Department from March 1, calling them one of the greatest risks to America's national security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-military-not-911-service-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Leon Panetta Leon Panetta Political geography AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749148 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