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Leon Panetta

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Leon Panetta's Biography

Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is the 23rd and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama since 2011. Prior to taking office, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. An Italian-American Democratic politician, lawyer, and professor, Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993–1994, and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. He is the founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, served as Distinguished Scholar to Chancellor Charles B. Reed of the California State University System and professor of public policy at Santa Clara University.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta shakes hands with U.S. ambassador to India Nancy Powell upon his arrival in New Delhi
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta shakes hands with U.S. ambassador to India Nancy Powell upon his arrival in New Delhi
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  • Running His Head

      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 6 days ago
    Wallace was asking about the extension being given to Iran concerning Iran's progress in de-militarizing and turning over their stockpiles of enriched Uranium to avoid further economic sanctions. Wallace pestered Kerry and as Kerry was trying to give
  • Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the ‘Lion of Fallujah,' died in the service ...

      News Source: Washington Post | 12 days ago
    Douglas Zembiec, then a captain, in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times) July 15 at 8:49 PM In the foyer of the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters, there is a marble wall covered in stars. They are carved divots that
  • DOJ: No criminal probe for Hill, CIA

      News Source: Politico | 18 days ago
    The Justice Department will not conduct a criminal probe into allegations that CIA officials spied on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers or that a secret CIA report was improperly removed from agency computer files by Senate staffers, according

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  • IMPEACH: Obama's Six Biggest Lies on Benghazi

      Blog Source: conservativetribune.com | 3 months ago
    Then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified that he met with Obama on the afternoon of September 11, told him about what was happening in Benghazi, and never checked back in. Panetta says that Obama left the details on the ...
  • The Rectification of Names: Parry and thrust

      Blog Source: yastreblyansky.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    ... “surge” experience apparently convinced Obama that he needed to beef up his own team, which he assembled in part from the ranks of CIA analysts who were working in the early days for one Obama loyalist, CIA Director Leon Panetta.
  • Hillary's testimony raises new questions - Let Freedom Ring ...

      Blog Source: www.letfreedomringblog.com | 3 months ago
    Here's another important question that hasn't been answered: Did Leon Panetta pre-position and alert troops prior to the anniversary of 9/11? If not, why not? If he didn't pre-position and alert troops, was it because President Obama told

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