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Panetta defends US response to Benghazi attack

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 23:40

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta today defended the administration`s response to last year`s terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that claimed the life of the US ambassador to Libya.

Leon Panetta calls Zero Dark Thirty a `good movie`

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 18:27

Former CIA director, Leon Panetta, who oversaw the raid that killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has called Zero Dark Thirty a "good movie".

US ‘needs to keep up drone war’ against Qaeda in Panetta

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 15:26

The US will have to keep up an open-ended drone war against al Qaeda militants in Pak to prevent another terror attack, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

Panetta says drones to be ‘continuing tool’ of US defense

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 15:17

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said armed and unmanned drones will be a feature of US counter-terrorism efforts abroad for years to come.

US, UK defense chiefs bemoan deaths in Algeria

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 00:09

The US and British defence chiefs said on Saturday the hostage crisis in Algeria ended with more deaths, but that details remained unclear.

Panetta urges NATO to keep pressure on al Qaeda

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 09:15

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged NATO Saturday to be more innovative and flexible so it can keep "relentless pressure" on al-Qaeda.

US to chase al Qaeda in any nook and corner: Panetta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 16:01

Claiming that the beleaguered outfit had expanded its base from Af-Pak region to other parts of the world, in particular North Africa, Panetta said it continues to pose a security threat to the US.

US helping French with intel on Mali: Panetta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 00:53

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the US is providing intelligence-gathering assistance to the French in their assault on Islamist extremists in Mali.

Karzai accorded rare full military honours in US

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 23:58

Reflecting the importance the US attaches to Hamid Karzai, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday accorded full military honours to the visiting Afghan President at the Pentagon.

Leon Panetta meets Israeli Defence Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 10:17

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has met his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak to discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues including Syria, Iran and Gaza.

Karzai arrives in US, to meet Panetta

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 09:51

The US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is slated to have intensive consultations with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a range of issues concerning Afghanistan`s future.

US safer, more secure than four years ago: Panetta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 15:47

Panetta said after being in public life for five decades he would return to private life and to his home in California.