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Leon Panetta: Osama bin Laden Raid Was Conducted 'Flawlessly'

Newsmax - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Osama bin Laden was discovered hiding in plain sight in a suburban compound with his wives, kids and cable TV service - 180 degrees opposite of what the agency believed for years as it hunted for the 9/11 terror chief, former CIA director Leon Panetta ...

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for 'tough leadership' to emerge this election year

USC News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
California native Leon Panetta has held public office by election or appointment since the 1970s, but he is sure that he has never before observed such political polarization between candidates and government leaders in his entire career.

Leon Panetta reflects on time in Washington

Daily Trojan Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta spoke on the contested nature of politics in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the geopolitical and domestic challenges that the next president will face at the President's ...
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Obama's 'foreign-policy guru' gave a shockingly blunt interview to The New York Times

Business Insider - ‎4 hours ago‎
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is not sure Obama is still "serious" about preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon: Part of Panetta's job in holding up the nuclear deal was to assure Israel that Obama would not allow Iran to develop an ...
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Netanyahu brought about Iran nuke deal, says ex-Mossad head in last interview

The Times of Israel - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Former CIA head Leon Panetta, who was also interviewed on the program, told Dayan that he'd had conversations with Dagan “in which he indicated the frustrations with them [Netanyahu and Barak] moving forward.

Third in Panetta Lecture Series set for Monday at Carmel's Sunset Center

Monterey County Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
Seaside >> The third installment of the Leon Panetta 2016 Lecture Series will be Monday at the Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel and will focus on the divisiveness that permeates the nation's capital today.
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Panetta: TPP could be dead after this year

Politico - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
PANETTA: TPP COULD BE DEAD AFTER THIS YEAR: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he saw a “very low probability” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ever becoming law if Congress does not pass the agreement before the end of this ...
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Washington Post: CIA Chief Accuses Pakistani ISI Of Poisoning Him After Bin Laden Raid

The Inquisitr - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some blow-back came after CIA Director Leon Panetta accused the Pakistani government of either being complicit or inept. That's when Kelton starting having severe stomach pains and had to cut his two-year tour down to just seven months.

Editorial, May 4, 2016: Lucius, Panetta for Congress

Monterey County Herald - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Panetta's name recognition edge is substantial, since he is the son of Leon Panetta, who represented this area in Congress from 1977-93 (Farr succeeded him) before joining the Clinton administration and later serving as CIA chief and Secretary of Defense.

Why Catholics thrive in the CIA

Catholic Herald Online (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
By contrast, three out of the last five CIA directors have been Catholic: Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta, and the current director, John Brennan.

Foreign policy experience, Israel ties on Clinton's team - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Other major insiders include Tom Donilon, the first-term national security adviser of President Obama known for his closeness to Israel; Leon Panetta, a former Obama defense secretary who has said the president missed opportunities to stem the ...

Monterey County Weekly's endorsements for local 2016 primary elections.

Monterey County Weekly - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Eyebrow-raising Funders: Jeremy Bash, founder of Beacon Global Strategies in Washington, D.C., gave $2,700; he's also the former chief of staff at the U.S.
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Clinton's foreign policy advisers stand out for not standing out

The Times of Israel - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Other major insiders include Tom Donilon, the first-term national security adviser of President Barack Obama known for his closeness to Israel; Leon Panetta, a former Obama defense secretary of who has said the president missed opportunities to stem ...

Is Trump really the media's fault? (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
A couple thoughts: If they dopey republicans are smart, should HC win, they'd best run Merrick Garland through asap. Should HC win, I will be mildly depressed with bouts of major anxiety mixed in.

Independent Congressional Candidate Jack Digby On Obamacare, Israel & Heroes in In-depth Interview

90.3 KAZU - ‎May 5, 2016‎
JD: If you look at the way that Leon Panetta gave the seat to Sam and now Sam is giving it back to Jimmy. The evidence of that is that no other reputable democrat has run.
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Why Trump, Clinton both scare Netanyahu

Al-Monitor - ‎May 4, 2016‎
According to the reports, other former senior officials consulted include former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former top defense official Michele Flournoy and former Undersecretary of State Nick Burns.
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The Pakistani doctor who reportedly helped the CIA find bin Laden is still stuck in prison

PRI - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was director of the CIA when the bin Laden raid took place, confirmed during a “60 Minutes” interview in January 2012 that Afridi had worked for the CIA.
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White House set to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
President Barack Obama speaks as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, center, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, stand behind him at the Pentagon Memorial,Tuesday, Sept.

Politicos mingle at book bash for Josh King

Page Six - ‎May 3, 2016‎
... “The swarm of gnats weren't repelled . . . but rather attracted to it.” Worse, Clinton then rubbed “the toxic substance” into his eyes, leaving him looking like “Rocky Balboa at the end of 15 rounds with Apollo Creed.

Reps. Conyers, Yoho: Sending MANPADS to Syria is Still a Stupid Thing We Shouldn't Do

Huffington Post - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the Wall Street Journal: “There is no question when you start passing MANPADS around, that becomes a threat, not just to military aircraft but to civilian aircraft.