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  • ** FILE ** In this April 25, 2012, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks at Brazil's Superior War College in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    U.S. looks to South America for security partners

    In these days of shrinking defense budgets, the U.S. is looking to its southern neighbors to help monitor and protect the Asia Pacific region in the years ahead.


  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon: We'll be ready if needed for Syria

    The U.S. military is working on additional ways to try to halt the unending violence in Syria, but diplomacy remains the foremost option, Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday.


  • **FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies March 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Panetta regrets expense of weekend trips home

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he regrets the cost to taxpayers of his weekend trips to his California home, which cost about $32,000 for reach round trip.


  • **FILE** Veterans Kori Cioca (left), 25, of Wilmington, Ohio, and Panayiota Bertzikis, 29, of Somerville, Mass., who were assaulted and raped while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, meet at their attorney's office in Washington on Feb. 13, 2011. They are plaintiffs among about a dozen women and at least one man, who are suing Pentagon officials, seeking change in the military's handling of rape and sexual assault cases. (Associated Press)

    Report: Sex assaults rise slightly in military

    Reports of sexual assaults in the military rose slightly in fiscal 2011, compared to the previous year, according to an annual Defense Department study.


  • **FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies March 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Panetta paid $17K for $860K commute to California

    Amid fallout over a lavish General Services Administration conference that cost top officials at the agency their jobs, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta late Thursday admitted to paying just $17,000 for his commuting costs for 27 trips back to his Monterey, Calif., home on a military aircraft.


  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is greeted by Col. John Shafer after arriving to greet troops at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Olson, Pool)

    Truck crashes at Afghan airport as Panetta arrives

    An Afghan civilian stole a pickup truck and drove it onto an airfield where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's plane was landing in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Wednesday.


  • Syrians walk past a Free Syrian Army fighter (left) in the old city of Idlib, Syria, on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Syria's Baba Amr is deserted, Red Cross says

    The U.N. humanitarian chief got the first look inside the shattered district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found most people already had fled the rebellious neighborhood in Homs following a devastating military siege.


  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks March 6, 2012, before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Panetta warns Iran of 'severe' consequences

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that the Iranians will face "severe and growing consequences" if they do not meet their international obligations and rejoin the community of nations.


  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    PRUDEN: The coming end to endless talk about Iran

    Crunch time is coming in Iran, but President Obama and his men act as if they're at the senior prom, trying to dance the minuet without anyone to dance with.


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