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  • Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-CA, and CIA Director John O. Brennan.

    Intelligence chairwoman accuses CIA of intimidation, snooping on Congress

    In a stunning public accusation Tuesday, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee said the CIA snooped through congressional computers and is trying to intimidate Congress into backing off a report looking into charges of torture during terrorist-linked interrogations.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (right) talks to reporters on board his plane while headed to Kuwait on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Mr. Panetta will meet with U.S. troops as part of a visit to thank them for their service. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

    Panetta: Syria's preparation of chemical weapons has slowed

    The Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Tuesday.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) walks with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano (left) past an honor guard during a ceremony at army headquarters in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Panetta to Latin American nations: Use police, not military, for enforcement

    Latin American nations must try to use their police and not their military forces to enforce the law, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday, telling defense ministers here that the U.S. will help them build their capabilities.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) shakes hands with Gen. Ma Xiao Tian, China's chief of the general staff,  as U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (center) looks on after Mr. Panetta's arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

    Pentagon stops training of, partnering with Afghan troops below battalion level

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it has stopped training Afghan troops and working with them below the battalion level because of anti-American protests across the Muslim world and a spate of insider attacks by Afghan security forces on their international coalition trainers.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks on Indo-U.S. defense relations at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

    Panetta: Drone attacks will continue in Pakistan

    Just two days after a drone strike killed al Qaeda's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta made it clear Wednesday that such attacks will continue as long as the U.S. needs to defend itself against terrorists that threaten America.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

    White House denies 'deal' on Panetta's commute

    Contradicting an account by a Pentagon official, the White House is denying that President Obama struck a "deal" with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta to allow him to commute home to California most weekends on a military aircraft at a cost of $32,000 per round-trip flight and a total of $860,000 as of early April.

  • Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta prepares to depart from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington on Monday, March 12, 2012, on a trip to Central Asia. (AP Photo/Scott Olson, Pool)

    Panetta tells Afghans that U.S. remains committed

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Wednesday told Afghan officials that recent violence — such as the incident last weekend in which a U.S. soldier allegedly went on a deadly shooting spree — will not deter the United States from carrying out its mission in Afghanistan.

  • Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta prepares to depart from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington on Monday, March 12, 2012, on a trip to Central Asia. (AP Photo/Scott Olson, Pool)

    Panetta seeks to boost support for Kyrgyzstan base

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Kyrgyzstan's leaders to stress that America needs the continued use of the U.S. air base there beyond the end of its contract in 2014, largely as a transit center to bring troops home from Afghanistan.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (foreground) pilots the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise as Seaman Chris McCarter assists during Mr. Panetta's visit to the ship on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, off the southeastern coast of the United States. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

    U.S. to keep 11 aircraft carriers to show sea power

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Saturday told sailors aboard the country's oldest aircraft carrier that the U.S. is committed to maintaining a fleet of 11 of the formidable warships despite budget pressures, in part to project sea power against Iran.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks to his vehicle after being greeted by Ryan Crocker (right), U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, and Gen. John Allen (left) upon arriving in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

    Panetta in Kabul as U.S. ties with Pakistan erode

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday to meet with commanders as the U.S. grapples with an eroding relationship with Pakistan that has complicated supply routes and helped fuel insurgents in the east.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. military personnel at the Yongsan military base in Seoul on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Korea Pool)

    Panetta: U.S. will boost presence against N. Korea

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Wednesday called North Korea a "serious threat" and told U.S. troops that the Pentagon will strengthen its presence in this region to guard against North Korean provocations.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks to American service members at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan, west of Tokyo, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Panetta criticizes N. Korea for 'reckless' acts

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Monday lashed out at North Korea for "reckless and provocative" acts and criticized China for a secretive expansion of its military power.

  • Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta reaches for packets of mustard and relish as he takes a hot dog for lunch during his visit to Camp Victory in Baghdad on Monday, July 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

    Iranian arms allegedly used against U.S. troops

    The United States will not "walk away" from the challenge of Iran's stepped-up arming of Iraqi insurgents who are targeting and killing American troops as they prepare to leave Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday.

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