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US mulls moving into N Africa to go after al Qaeda: Panetta

The US was anticipating that it might have to move into North Africa to go after al-Qaeda in the region.

‘Success in Afghanistan depends on Pak’s commitment`: Panetta

The success in Afghanistan is dependent on having a Pakistan that is ready to confront terrorism on their side, US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has said.

Panetta demotes US general for lavish travel and spending

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted a former head of the Africa command on charges of lavish travel and spending.

Panetta not to quit Obama Cabinet right now

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta Tuesday said he is not quiting the Obama Cabinet for now.

Wimbledon 2012: Venus Williams crashes out

Russia`s Elena Vesnina demolished Venus Williams in the first round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here Monday while men`s World No.1 Novak Djokovic had an easy outing against Juan Carlos Ferrero.

`Budget cuts will mean smaller US military`

US defence budget cuts will
require a "smaller" US ground force and "hard choices" about how to preserve American military power with less money, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.

Want good relationship with China: Panetta

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
has said he wants to develop a cooperative relationship with
China and have a transparent relationship where they understand each other.

New Obama national security team named

President Barack Obama is
heralding a major reshuffling of his war and intelligence team as the right move to protect the nation`s security interests.

Jones, Panetta brief Zardari on botched Times Square plot

Top US security officials
on Wednesday briefed Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the probe
into the botched car bombing in New York by a Pakistani-
American and discussed measures to prevent "potential