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Obama got bin Laden just like Nixon reached the moon
05.05.2011 [Washington Times] - According to CIA Director Leon Panetta, the much maligned enhanced interrogation techniques - including the infamous waterboarding - played an instrumental role in finding bin Laden. Mr. Obama declared that those techniques were “not effective” and

Google News: Joe Livernois, Executive editor: This place named after Panetta

05.05.2011 [Monterey County Herald] - So the sweeping expressions of local pride for Leon Panetta are understandable. After someone has helped engineer an impressive feat on behalf of the citizens of the United States, the immediate reaction is to pay homage with an edificial monument.

Osama mission eerily imitates 2003-04 Operation Dark Heart (Part 1 in a series)
05.05.2011 [] - In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, Leon Panetta, Director of the CIA, acknowledged that Pakistan was kept in the dark about the bin Laden operation. “The Pakistanis did not know…And that was deliberate on our part that this would be conducted

Bin Laden's Escape Plan: What's the farthest you can get from Abbottabad on ...
05.05.2011 [Slate Magazine] - Transit through Pakistan Osama Bin Laden had two telephone numbers and 500 euros in cash sewn into his clothes, CIA Director Leon Panetta told lawmakers this week.

Google News: Chambliss Has Questions On bin Laden Raid

05.05.2011 [National Journal] - The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Saxby Chambliss, on Thursday questioned the Obama administration's account of the Osama bin Laden raid, saying that CIA Director Leon Panetta gave him details on Sunday night

Belgian Malinois Hunted Osama bin Laden in Compound
05.05.2011 [LALATE] - Yesterday, CIA head Leon Panetta told news that no more details about the Navy SEALs operation would be released to news. But today, news reports claim that the Belgian Malinois, often used by local US police, was critical to the NAVY operation.

The world just changed in seismic ways
05.05.2011 [] - Obama explained, “Shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al-Qaida.” It was a stunning and adroit turn of events that brought

After the raid: mining the haul, debating photos
04.05.2011 [Newsday (subscription)] - Photo credit: AP | CIA Director Leon Panetta, right, leaves after briefing members of Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP) -- With Osama bin Laden dead and buried, US officials are starting to explore

The Man Who Got bin Laden: The Most Deadly Would-be Journalist in the World
04.05.2011 [TIME (blog)] - Vice Adm. William McRaven, himself a SEAL, was on the ground in Afghanistan as bin Laden met his end, linked electronically to CIA chief Leon Panetta at agency headquarters in Langley, Va. "I have to tell you that the real commander was Admiral McRaven

HUFFPOST HILL - Senate Punk-Off Continues to Escalate
04.05.2011 [Huffington Post] - This sort of contradicts Al Pacino lookalike Leon Panetta, who said that there wasn't "any question that ultimately a photograph would be presented to the public." Of course, Panetta's statement may yet come true, as many expect the photo to be leaked.

Leon Panetta has it right on torture
04.05.2011 [San Francisco Chronicle (blog)] - It can never be known whether torture secured the vital information that led to the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden. That would require knowing what would have been produced with other interrogation techniques. UC Berkeley law professor John

US admits bin Laden unarmed when shot
04.05.2011 [ABC Online] - LEON PANETTA, CIA DIRECTOR: The authority here was to kill bin Laden. And obviously under their the rules of engagement, if he had in fact thrown up his hands, surrendered and didn't appear to be representing any kind of threat, then they were to

What Info Led to Bin Laden?
04.05.2011 [Fox News] - Leon Panetta, the CIA director, in an interview with NBC just said this, "It's a little difficult to say it was due to just one source of information that we got. I think some of the detainees clearly were, you know, they used these enhanced

What the President Saw
04.05.2011 [ABC News (blog)] - The president and his aides could hear audio communications from the command structure, including CIA Director Leon Panetta and JSOC commander Vice Adm. William McRaven – but not from the Navy SEALs themselves or the chopper pilots, sources said.

Google News: 'Chance of rain and helicopters'

04.05.2011 [Politico] - Obama had trouble deciding what to do because Valerie Jarrett kept overruling and interrupting Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, General Petraeus. She kept telling Obama "No you can't do that" when each scenario was presented to Obama.

CIA chief says Gadhafi survived NATO air strike
04.05.2011 [] - (AP / Darko Bandic) CIA Director Leon Panetta leaves after briefing members of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2011.(AP / Alex Brandon) Libya's embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi has not been seen in public since a NATO air strike

Tierney doubts Pakistan's claims about bin Laden
04.05.2011 [Daily Item] - ... conscious of the cooperation level or lack thereof with Pakistan for some time," Tierney said during a telephone interview Tuesday shortly before he and other congressmen attended a briefing by Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta.

Ruppersberger keeps national secrets
03.05.2011 [Baltimore Sun] - The line was not secure, so CIA Director Leon Panetta chose his words carefully. "You know that other thing we know about?" Ruppersberger recalled Panetta saying. "We're getting very, very close." Within hours, US special forces raided a compound in

Bin Laden's gone, time to take up next big threat
03.05.2011 [San Francisco Chronicle] - When I interviewed Leon Panetta the day after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, he said the new commander in chief's No. 1 priority should be "a five-year budget that sets the country on a course to fiscal discipline, that shows the country

Graham: 'Catastrophic blunder' to end Afghanistan involvement
03.05.2011 [] - But, he added, he intends to ask CIA chief Leon Panetta whether the successful operation to eliminate bin Laden will ultimately be used by the administration as an "excuse" for a faster drawdown. Panetta will brief members of Congress this afternoon in

Google News: Drone instincts: What's wrong with the war effort?

03.05.2011 [The Hook] - As CIA Director Leon Panetta remarked, “Bin Laden is dead. Al-Qaida is not.” With every new death, civilian or otherwise, we lose yet another piece of our humanity and regress toward our primitive, animal instincts. I was an infantry officer in the

Gates: 'Ultimate insider' changed the Pentagon like no other
01.05.2011 [CNN] - Jane Harman and Stephen Hadley, former Bush administration national security adviser, about how a Leon Panetta-led Pentagon will run and what kind of CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus will be, on CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 am and noon ET.

Google News: Letters: Bring our hamstrung troops home

29.04.2011 [East Valley Tribune] - Looks like Leon Panetta is headed from the CIA to the Pentagon and General Patraeus is headed from Afghanistan to the CIA. Lucky them! Wonder who gets stuck with Afghanistan? For any of you who did not read every last word in that 2010 article in

New security team's pluses, minuses - The Star-Ledger
28.04.2011 [] - Leon Panetta, David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker are expected to be easily confirmed. | AP Photos Close By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/28/11 5:38 AM EDT Updated: 4/28/11 3:43 PM EDT Most of the officials President Barack Obama announced Thursday as his latest

Google News: Bob Woodward: Donald Trump 'Is Aspiring To Be The New Joe McCarthy'

28.04.2011 [] - The Washington Post's Bob Woodward appeared on Morning Joe to discuss some behind the scenes details regarding the White House personnel changes involving Leon Panetta and David Petraeus, but also took

CIA's Panetta Held Secret Talks on Syria in Ankara, Sabah Says
26.04.2011 [Bloomberg] - US Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta spent five days in the Turkish capital at the end of March discussing regional tensions as Syria became the latest Mideast country to erupt in protests

CIA director Leon Panetta made top-secret trip to Turkey
26.04.2011 [Jerusalem Post] - COM STAFF Leon Panetta, director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, made a highly confidential visit to Ankara in late March to discuss the unfolding situation in the Arab world. During classified conversations with Turkish officials

Insiders' choice for DoD Leon Panetta
21.04.2011 [Politico] - AP Photo Close By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/21/11 4:34 AM EDT It's a measure of CIA Director Leon Panetta's status as the consummate Washington insider that, virtually overnight, it became accepted wisdom that he will be President Barack Obama's next secretary

CIA Releases Classified Documents From World War I
21.04.2011 [] - CIA Director Leon Panetta: Responsibility to share with Americans. (Getty Images Photo) “When historical information is no longer sensitive, we take seriously our responsibility to share it with the American people,” The Washington Post quoted CIA

Why Is Leon Panetta Throwing the President Under the Bus? - Op-Talk
disloyalty to the president?

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