Stories tagged: Leon Panetta
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013, 12:34 p.m.
AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women
WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite …
Fri., June 15, 2012, 8:26 a.m.
Panetta salutes gays in military
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta today thanked gay and lesbian military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to mark June as gay pride month with an official …
Tue., March 13, 2012, 8:01 a.m.
Taliban fire on Afghan officials at attack site
BALANDI, Afghanistan — The Taliban insurgents opened fire just as two brothers of Afghan President Hamid Karzai left a village mosque where a memorial service was being held for 16 …
Tue., June 16, 2009
CIA fires Spokane psychologists’ firm
WASHINGTON – The CIA has fired a firm run by two Spokane psychologists who helped introduce waterboarding and other harsh methods to the agency’s interrogation techniques, according to a news …
Tue., Jan. 6, 2009
Obama’s CIA pick attracts criticism
WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama has selected Leon E. Panetta, a former California congressman with little experience on intelligence matters, to serve as the next director of the CIA. The …