Tehran, May 19: Two Iranian spies, allegedly working for America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel's Mossad were Sunday hanged in Iran, state-run IRIB TV reported. - Indiatalkies.comRead Full Story
The name Blackwater sounds scary enough without mentioning the death squads. Blackwater, which has now been renamed Xe Services LLC, is a U.S. private security firm based in North Carolina. It was one of the security firms engaged after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Initially, it also provided training support to law enforcement and military organizations. The company played an important role during Iraq War, training the police and new army, guarding officials and providing a host of...Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate CIA director Leon Panetta as the next defense secretary, officials said Wednesday.Here are five facts about Panetta.* Panetta, 72, is a long-standing Democrat who made his mark in Washington with success in cutting the federal budget deficit during the 1990s. As chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, his negotiations with the White House in 1990 forced Republican President George H.W. Bush to violate his "read my...Read Full Story
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta responds to a question from an audience member at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
Defense Chief Leon Panetta’s Commute Raises Eyebrows — L.A. Times
Some wonder how the Defense secretary can manage frequent weekend trips to his California home, but aides say he’s never out of touch.
Reporting from Washington — Shortly after Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta took office...Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials were concerned that Pakistan could jeopardize the Osama bin Laden operation and "might alert the targets," CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Tuesday.In an interview with Time magazine, Panetta said his aides had 60 to 80 percent confidence that bin Laden was in the compound.The CIA ruled out working with Pakistan on the raid because "it was decided that any effort to work with the Pakistanis could jeopardize the mission: They might alert the targets...Read Full Story
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