Leon Panetta

Ex-CIA chief says Donald Trump risks blame for an attack if he skips briefings

Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if he refused to receive more regular intelligence briefings.

Dec 14, 2016, 18:56 PM IST
US didn't trust Pakistan, so conducted Osama raid alone: Former CIA director Leon Panetta

US didn't trust Pakistan, so conducted Osama raid alone: Former CIA director Leon Panetta

Osama bin Laden was the founder of al Qaeda, the group that claimed responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. 

May 03, 2016, 11:04 AM IST

Leaked CIA document reveals setbacks of targeted killings

The US government`s program to capture and kill insurgent leaders can backfire, a leaked CIA report said Thursday, citing "limited" results in Afghanistan in particular.

Dec 19, 2014, 10:15 AM IST

Iraqi leader asks US for more air power, weaponry

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offencive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail.

Dec 09, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

Ex-US officials criticize Obama `micromanagement`

Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defense Department, on Saturday criticized President Barack Obama`s "micromanagement" of the military.

Nov 16, 2014, 07:23 AM IST
ISI having ties with terrorist groups an open secret: Panetta

ISI having ties with terrorist groups an open secret: Panetta

Pakistani spy agency ISI having close ties with terror groups is an open secret and this was the reason why the US did not share the intelligence about the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout with Islamabad, former Defense Secretary and ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta has said.

Oct 09, 2014, 13:16 PM IST

DNA: Jawan admitted to hospital after being beaten by Major in Jaipur

An Army Major on Monday allegedly thrashed a soldier for boozing in Jaipur, triggering a face-off between officers and jawans.

Oct 08, 2014, 23:54 PM IST
'Osama's body dropped into sea with 300 pounds of iron chains'

'Osama's body dropped into sea with 300 pounds of iron chains'

 After al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad, his body was kept in a heavy black bag of 300 pounds of iron chain and dropped into the sea, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

Oct 07, 2014, 13:17 PM IST

White House rejects Leon Panetta's criticism of Barack Obama over decisions on ISIS

The White House has rejected the criticism of Barack Obama by his former Defence Secretary Leon Panetta who claimed that the US President lacks the passion to lead.

Oct 07, 2014, 09:33 AM IST

White House rejects Panetta critique of Obama

The White House today rejected claims by ex-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta that President Barack Obama is too reticent to take on opponents and lacks the passion to lead.

Oct 07, 2014, 03:20 AM IST

Ex-defence chief sees 30-year ISIS war, blames Obama

The fight against the Islamic State group will be difficult and could last decades due to decisions made by US President Barack Obama, former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has said.

Oct 06, 2014, 21:26 PM IST

Panetta: Obama vacillated on Syria

Former Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is criticising President Barack Obama for failing to order military action after Syria used toxic chemicals against its own people.

Oct 04, 2014, 05:05 AM IST

Obama team wanted US out of Iraq: Panetta

Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing President Barack Obama`s top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq.

Oct 03, 2014, 11:44 AM IST

US too late on Syria: Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta

The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama`s failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.

Sep 22, 2014, 08:01 AM IST

CIA papers show Leon Panetta spoke on Osama bin Laden raid

Newly declassified documents show that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal when Panetta gave a speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Dec 11, 2013, 17:53 PM IST

Ex-CIA boss leaked Osama raid details to filmmaker?

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta has been accused of revealing the name of the commander of the raid that killed Osama, to the writer of Zero Dark Thirty.

Jun 06, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

Hillary Clinton presented with highest Pentagon award

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton was honoured with Pentagon`s highest civilian award for her exceptional service to the nation.

Feb 15, 2013, 00:29 AM IST

Panetta calls North Korea nuke test ‘serious threat` to US

Panetta likened the North to Iran, describing them as "rogue states".

Feb 13, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

ISAF campaign is on track: Leon Panetta

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday said that the US-led international military campaign in Afghanistan is on track.

Feb 11, 2013, 08:42 AM IST

Panetta defends military response in Libya attack

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the speed of the attack on the US Consulate in Libya last September kept US armed forces from responding in time to save the four Americans who were killed.

Feb 08, 2013, 00:43 AM IST