Tag Archives: Panetta

Panetta Says Goodbye

DoD Buzz — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta compared his exit from the Pentagon to an Italian opera at what he called his final press conference as the Pentagon’s top man. The former congressman and CIA director has seen the Senate confirmation of his expected successor, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., remain in doubt as Republicans […]

American Forces Press Service l DOD Opens More Jobs, Assignments to Military Women

Military women, particularly soldiers, will see more than 14,000 new job or assignment opportunities because of policy changes the Defense Department announced today. The changes are included in a report the department submitted to Congress today, based in part on findings the Military Leadership Diversity Commission reported in March. Today’s report includes a “vision statement”: […]

The Hill l Pentagon starts new initiatives to curb military sexual assault

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced new Pentagon initiatives Wednesday to try to reduce an “unacceptable” number of sexual assaults in the military. Panetta said there were 3,191 reports of sexual assault in 2011, a slight increase from 2010. Because the crime is underreported, the military estimates that the actual number was closer to 19,000, Panetta […]

AOL Defense | Cut DoD Budget With Care; Sustain Development Dough

By Marion Blakey Published: 22 August 2011 When Secretary Panetta visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq last month, press reports heralded his “rough and tumble” rhetoric and “salty” exchanges with the troops. But beneath these lighthearted personal moments lies a serious truth: short of the president, no one bears greater responsibility for the safety and […]

WSJ | Defense Nominee Is Budget Warrior

By NATHAN HODGE, June 9, 2011 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s mandate when he took office in late 2006 was to fix Iraq. His successor faces another difficult challenge: help fix the federal budget. Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Pentagon, faces a Senate confirmation panel Thursday. The […]