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Leon Panetta: Leaders Should Collaborate More in National Security

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said government leaders need to set aside their differences and increase cooperation to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks and other national security threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. David Stegon writes that Panetta highlighted his views on governing by leadership in a keynote speech Tuesday …

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Leon Panetta to Receive INSA Intell, Security Leadership Award

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has selected Leon Panetta, a former defense secretary and CIA director, to receive the organization’s William Oliver Baker Award for his nearly five-decade career in public service. Panetta will receive the award June 6 at the 30th annual William Oliver Baker Award ceremony in Washington, …

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Leon Panetta: US Budget Impasses Affecting Worldwide Image

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used what he said was his final press conference at the Pentagon to show his frustration over the continued budget impasse in Congress, McClatchy Newspapers reports. U.S. allies are watching Congress to see how it faces the country’s fiscal and other challenges, he said. Matthew Schofield …

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Leon Panetta Discusses the 2014 Defense Budget Request

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the press at the Pentagon about what the 2014 budget proposal would look like and how the threat of a sequester and budget uncertainty will affect it. According to a DoD …

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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Passes Away; Leon Panetta Comments

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a retired four-start Army general, died Thursday due to complications related to pneumonia, The Hill reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Schwarzkopf was a “giant” in the US military due, in part, to his role in the First Gulf War. Schwarzkopf was a decorated Vietnam War …

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Leon Panetta Pays His 1st Visit to Kuwait

During his first visit to Kuwait, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta cited the U.S.-Kuwait partnership as key to working with other partners in the Middle East during contingencies. American Forces Press Service reports the U.S. has more than 50,000 troops stationed in the Middle East, with 13,500 of them stationed in …

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Leon Panetta: US Gave $70M in FY 2012 Funds for Israel Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted more than 400 rockets targeted at densely-populated locations in Israel, accounting for an 85 percent success rate, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. According to the American Forces Press Service, Panetta said the U.S. contributed $70 million for the system in fiscal year …

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Leon Panetta Visits Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spent the weekend visiting troops in Afghanistan and is now on his inaugural visit with troops in Iraq. Panetta was in Iraq to discuss with the country’s leaders if they want U.S. troops to stay, after President Barack Obama made public his plan to withdraw …

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