05.05.2011 [Washington Times] - According to CIA Director LeonPanetta, 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
05.05.2011 [Monterey County Herald] - So the sweeping expressions of local pride for LeonPanetta 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.
05.05.2011 [DAWN.com] - So was it a case of collusion or incompetence on the part of authorities here, as CIA director LeonPanetta has suggested? The complicity allegation is almost impossible to prove at this or possibly any other stage. As for the incompetence claim, yes
05.05.2011 [Examiner.com] - In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, LeonPanetta, 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
05.05.2011 [Daily Times] - The ISI most likely knew of the operation and perhaps it was decided that it would play dumb, for CIA Director LeonPanetta claims that the first response of his counterpart on hearing the news was “congratulations”. It is virtually impossible for
05.05.2011 [Fox News] - LEONPANETTA, CIA DIRECTOR: Obviously there was -- there was some valuable information that was derived through those kinds of interrogations, but I guess the question that everybody will always debate is whether or not those approaches had to be used
05.05.2011 [ABC News (blog)] - It all started Wednesday morning as senators left a closed-door classified meeting with CIA boss LeonPanetta. The top Republican on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., told reporters that he had seen photos of Bin Laden after the
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 LeonPanetta gave him details on Sunday night
05.05.2011 [LALATE] - Yesterday, CIA head LeonPanetta 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.
05.05.2011 [The Lantern] - President Barack Obama and other members of the national security committee sit in the situation room at the White House watching a live feed from CIA Director LeonPanetta, who provided continuous updates on the raid of Osama bin Laden's complex in
05.05.2011 [KOCO Oklahoma City] - Kayani and Pasha both warned that comments like the ones by CIA Director LeonPanetta -- who told US lawmakers in a closed-door session Tuesday that Pakistani officials were either "involved or incompetent" in bin Laden's case -- were unhelpful.
05.05.2011 [fwdailynews.com] - Obama explained, “Shortly after taking office, I directed LeonPanetta, 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
04.05.2011 [Newsday (subscription)] - Photo credit: AP | CIA Director LeonPanetta, 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
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 LeonPanetta at agency headquarters in Langley, Va. "I have to tell you that the real commander was Admiral McRaven
04.05.2011 [Daily Times] - US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director LeonPanetta has irritated Pakistan by asserting that information about the operation was not shared with Pakistan for fear that it would compromise the operation. Talking to BBC, Foreign Secretary Salman
04.05.2011 [Fox News] - But CIA Director LeonPanetta hinted an interview that a picture of the body will ultimately be released. Now officials are debating the issue because the most identifiable image of bin Laden is also the most gruesome. And despite Panetta's claim
04.05.2011 [Huffington Post] - This sort of contradicts Al Pacino lookalike LeonPanetta, 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.
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
04.05.2011 [ABC Online] - LEONPANETTA, 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
04.05.2011 [Fox News] - LeonPanetta, 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
04.05.2011 [CBS 21] - WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director LeonPanetta says he expects a photograph of the body of slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden will be released. The Obama administration is still debating releasing the gruesome images, balancing a desire to prove to
04.05.2011 [Media Matters for America] - Contrary to the Daily Mail claim that "analysts confirmed beyond doubt" that bin Laden was in Abbottabad, The Washington Post reported that CIA Director LeonPanetta said "analysts were only 60 percent to 80 percent confident that bin Laden would be
04.05.2011 [ABC News (blog)] - The president and his aides could hear audio communications from the command structure, including CIA Director LeonPanetta and JSOC commander Vice Adm. William McRaven – but not from the Navy SEALs themselves or the chopper pilots, sources said.
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 LeonPanetta.
03.05.2011 [Baltimore Sun] - The line was not secure, so CIA Director LeonPanetta 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
03.05.2011 [San Francisco Chronicle] - When I interviewed LeonPanetta 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
03.05.2011 [Providence Journal] - Donilon then signed the authorization for LeonPanetta, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, capping months of planning for the operation, according to a number of news accounts. “What characterized this operation was a careful
03.05.2011 [msnbc.com] - But, he added, he intends to ask CIA chief LeonPanetta 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
03.05.2011 [The Hook] - As CIA Director LeonPanetta 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