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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Panetta blames lack of intelligence for Benghazi attack

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta blamed the lack of "specific intelligence" in the Benghazi attack.

US defence cuts carrier fleet in Persian Gulf to 1

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has approved keeping just one carrier in the Persian Gulf region. The US has maintained two aircraft carrier groups in the Gulf for most of the last two years.

Panetta admits ‘use of torture’ in Osama hunt

Panetta said that ‘without having to resort to those interrogation techniques, they could not have got bin Laden’.

Panetta defends US response to Benghazi attack

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.