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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.
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.
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.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.
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.
The one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death has brought out the worst in President Obama's supporters. The football spiking and victory dancing has spun out of control. However, the more liberals hype Mr. Obama's supposed role in the process, the less relevant he seems to be.
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.
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.
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.