WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after stepping down as CIA director, Leon Panetta was sworn in Friday as secretary of defense. He began settling into the job by telling members of the military and their families they are "at the top of my agenda."...

Sections:  news   politics   
  • Israel says it shoots down Hezbollah drone
    The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies.... More
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Bomb Suspect, Was on Watch Lists
    The F.B.I. and the C.I.A. separately had Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspect who died last week, listed in government databases in 2011, though they cleared him of extremist links. More
  • Yahoo Close to Hiring Departing AOL Executive
    Yahoo is expected soon to hire a new chief of its crucial Americas division from Internet rival AOL Inc., said a person familiar with the matter. Ned Brody, who was the top advertising-sales executive at AOL, has resigned from the post to pursue "other opportunities," AOL said on Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More
  • U.S. can thwart North Korea, admiral tells senators
    The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific reassured Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. military could intercept any missile launched by North Korea and aimed at America's territory or its East Asian allies. More
  • Ron Johnson Out as J.C. Penney ChiefRon Johnson Out as J.C. Penney Chief
    After a troublesome, 17-month run, Ron Johnson is out as chief executive of J.C. Penney, and with that, the most closely watched revival effort in retail in recent memory is in danger of disintegrating. More
  • Leon Panetta's No. 2 at the Pentagon Is Quitting
    Lynn III is resigning as the second-ranking official at the Pentagon ... Leon Panetta of his decision Friday, the day Panetta was sworn in, because Lynn says he doesn't think he can commit to serving until the end of President Obama's first term.
    07/6/2011 - 3:34 pm | View Link
  • Leon Panetta sworn in as defense secretary
    WASHINGTON -- Leon Panetta, sworn in Friday as the nation's 23rd secretary of defense, pledged there would be "no hollow force on my watch" as the Pentagon seeks to rein ... While Gates largely backed President Obama's calls for deeper cuts, he warned ...
    07/1/2011 - 6:13 pm | View Link
  • Leon Panetta Sworn In As Secretary Of Defense
    Further complicating the picture for Panetta is the fact that Washington is fast approaching the 2012 presidential election season, as well as the expectation that he may serve only through President Barack Obama's current ... sworn in at the Pentagon ...
    07/1/2011 - 12:09 pm | View Link
  • Panetta sworn in as Obama`s second Pentagon chief
    Washington: A day after stepping down as CIA director, Leon Panetta was sworn in Friday as secretary of defense. He began settling into the job by telling members of the military and their families they are "at the top of my agenda." He was meeting later ...
    07/1/2011 - 10:24 am | View Link
  • Panetta sees 'tough budget choices' at Pentagon
    "I do not believe in the false choice between fiscal discipline and a strong national defence," he wrote in a letter to the Pentagon. Mr Panetta, sworn in on Friday ... comes as part of a reshuffling of Mr Obama's national security staff.
    07/1/2011 - 10:11 am | View Link
  • More
  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter to be defense secretary ...
    President Obama formally nominated Ashton Carter to be his fourth defense secretary Friday morning. Mr. Obama hailed Carter as "one of our nation's foremost security ...
    07/1/2015 - 5:43 pm | View Website
  • Obama to announce defense secretary nominee Friday
    The nominee is widely expected to be former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter
    07/1/2015 - 2:01 pm | View Website
  • Leon Panetta
    Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is an American statesman, lawyer, and professor. He served in the Barack Obama administration as Director of the Central ...
    07/1/2015 - 12:00 pm | View Website
  • Politics News and U.S. Elections Coverage
    Get the latest breaking politics news and political coverage of U.S. elections. Get updates on President Obama's White House, Congress and more at ABC News.
    07/1/2015 - 4:00 am | View Website
  • White House Insider: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued ...
    You are here: Home » Issues » White House Insider: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden
    06/30/2015 - 3:57 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News