Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

Panetta Urges NATO To Keep Pressure On al-Qaida
LONDON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling on NATO to be more innovative and flexible so it can keep pressure on al-Qaida and be able to respond to a range of security threats in the future. He was speaking as international military crises continued to unfold in Mali and Algeria.…
Panetta Says Syria Moved Some Chemical Weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says intelligence suggests the Syrian government has moved some of its chemical weapons, but the U.S. believes that the main sites still remain secure. Panetta says he does not have enough information to confirm if any of the moves suggest that…
US: No Reason To Change Troop Pullout Schedule
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. defense officials say Afghan President Hamid Karzai did not demand, in a meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, that all American forces be out of Afghan villages, despite a Karzai statement Thursday calling for a quick withdrawal. Pentagon pr…
Enzi Questions Panetta On Defense Budget
Wyoming’s Senior Senator questioned the Secretary of Defense this week on topics of concern for Wyoming. Senator, Mike Enzi asked for clarification on reports that the President, in the 2013 defense budget, would close one military base in each state and make cuts to missile defense. In respo…