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# leon-panetta - Monday 7 January, 2013

Hillary Clinton returns to work, to meet with American ambassador to Ireland

Following a series of health problems including a blood clot in her head, the US Secretary of State has a full schedule this week ahead of her departure later this month.

# leon-panetta - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Support for top US commander amid continuing Petraeus sex scandal

The top commander in Afghanistan, John Allen, has received the backing of US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.

# leon-panetta - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

New twist in Petraeus sex scandal as top US commander investigated

The top American commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley who has been implicated in the Petraeus scandal.

# leon-panetta - Friday 21 September, 2012

After 3 years, the last US surge troops leave Afghanistan

President Barack Obama had ordered the surge in 2009 in a bid to deal with increasing tensions in Afghanistan.

# leon-panetta - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Obama and Aldrin lead tributes to 'American hero' Neil Armstrong

The US president, and the man who first joined him on the moon, pay tribute to the late astronaut.

# leon-panetta - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Afghan president demands pull out as Taliban suspends talks with US

The latest developments come amid anger over the US’s decision to fly a soldier suspected of killing 16 civilians over the weekend to Kuwait last night when officials demanded he be tried in Afghanistan.

# leon-panetta - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Vehicle explodes on Afghan runway as US Defence Secretary's plane lands

It is not immediately clear if Leon Panetta was being targeted in the incident.

# leon-panetta - Friday 13 January, 2012

'Urinating on dead' video: US soldiers identified as fallout continues Afghanistan This post contains videos

'Urinating on dead' video: US soldiers identified as fallout continues

Two of the four soldiers depicted apparently urinating on dead Taliban fighters face disciplinary action after being tracked down by authorities.

# leon-panetta - Thursday 15 December, 2011

It's over: US Defence Secretary formally ends war in Iraq

Nine years, thousands dead and billions of dollars spent, the US has formally ended its mission in Iraq.

# leon-panetta - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Israeli leaders urged to restart negotiations with Palestine

The US Defence Secretary made the announcement on his way to Israel yesterday. He also made it clear the US opposes Israel taking unilateral action against Iran.

# leon-panetta - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Shocking video emerges of boy being shot dead by Pakistani security forces Pakistan This post contains videos

Shocking video emerges of boy being shot dead by Pakistani security forces

Pakistani security forces are under pressure to explain the video of an unarmed 18-year-old being shot at point-blank range. He later bled to death.

# leon-panetta - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Bin Laden was unarmed: White House blames "fog of war" for revisions

Osama himself was unarmed – but still “resisted” capture by the US – while the woman who died was not his wife.

# leon-panetta - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Petraeus tipped as new head of the CIA CIA

Petraeus tipped as new head of the CIA

US officials have indicated that the next head of the CIA will be General David Petraeus – the current head of international forces in Afghanistan.