Leon Panetta

Zero Dark Dirty: Former CIA Director Revealed Secrets to Scriptwriter

Zero Dark Dirty: Former CIA Director Revealed Secrets to Scriptwriter
Newly declassified documents show Tuesday that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal when Panetta gave a speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Panetta said through a spokesman that he didn't know Boal was in the room.
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Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or 800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected

Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or  800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected
In a written message to employees, Panetta said that he notified members of Congress Wednesday that if the White House and Congress cannot strike a deficit reduction deal before March 1 to avoid the furloughs, all affected workers will get at least 30 days' advance notice.
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VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple

VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has decided to allow the same-sex spouse of a member of the military to be buried in a U.S. national cemetery. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki used his discretionary authority to allow the burial of Nancy Lynchild’s ashes, the agency said Thursday The VA said the request was the first of its kind that Shinseki was asked to consider, and the first he has approved.
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Panetta: 'The Department Will Extend Additional Benefits to Same-Sex Partners'

Panetta: 'The Department Will Extend Additional Benefits to Same-Sex Partners'
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Monday that same-sex spouses of active members of the military will begin receiving protections that were previously denied to them. Panetta noted that the Pentagon was doing what it could, within the constraints imposed by the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
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Panetta: US and Allied Forces Have Turned the Tide in Afghanistan

Panetta said the international military coalition has managed to reverse a five-year trend of growing violence. And he said Afghan forces are on track to take the lead for securing the entire country next year.
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Hagel Pinned for Panetta Replacement

If nominated — an announcement could come this week — and confirmed by the Senate, Hagel would succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Panetta has made it clear he intends to leave early next year, but has not publicly discussed the timing of his departure. He took the Pentagon job in July 2011.
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