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Yemeni families sue US over 'unlawful deaths' from drone strike

Jun 09, 2015

Yemeni families sue US over 'unlawful deaths' from drone strike

The families of two Yemeni men killed in 2012 have sued the United States, alleging they were innocent bystanders hit by missiles from a US drone strike and calling for an acknowledgement of their "unlawful deaths." #United States #Barack Obama #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #David Petraeus #Leon Panetta #Yemen #Washington #Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Nov 25, 2014

US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Flournoy heads a short list of candidates to direct the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and help Afghanistan fight the Taliban insurgency. #Barack Obama #US #Syria #Democrats #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #US congress #Republicans #House of Representatives #Iraq #Defence Secretary #US Senate #Chuck Hagel #islamic-state #Pentagon chief #Michele Flournoy
US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Nov 24, 2014

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. #Barack Obama #US #Syria #Democrats #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #US congress #Republicans #House of Representatives #Iraq #Defence Secretary #US Senate #Chuck Hagel #islamic-state #Pentagon chief
Kayani asked Obama to announce Osama's killing Panetta

Oct 07, 2014

Kayani asked Obama to announce Osama's killing Panetta

The then Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani asked the US to inform the world about the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a covert raid by American forces in an effort to prevent domestic backlash, according to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. #Barack Obama #Osama bin Laden #Afghanistan #Ashfaq Parvez Kayani #Leon Panetta
US can't dictate, but must engage the world Def Secy Hagel

Feb 27, 2013

US can't dictate, but must engage the world Def Secy Hagel

US can't dictate the world, but engage the international community in a wisely manner, new US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said today, adding that the country not only needs to renew its old alliances but also build new ones. #United States #Leon Panetta #WhoSaidWhat #Chuck Hagel
Hagel has enough votes to be next US defense secretary

Feb 22, 2013

Hagel has enough votes to be next US defense secretary

Chuck Hagel secured the necessary votes for the US Senate to confirm him to be the next defense secretary barring any new, damaging information, after a longtime senator said he would support him, paving the way for a vote next week that will end the bitter fight over President Barack Obama's Cabinet choice. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #Bob Dole #Chuck Hagel
Leon Panetta to testify on US Consulate attack in Benghazi

Feb 05, 2013

Leon Panetta to testify on US Consulate attack in Benghazi

In the attack, the US Ambassador to Libya and three other American nationals were killed. #Leon Panetta #Benghazi #US Consulate in Benghazi #General Martin Dempsey
'US mulls moving into North Africa to go after al Qaeda'

Feb 04, 2013

'US mulls moving into North Africa to go after al Qaeda'

The US was anticipating that it might have to move into North Africa to go after al Qaeda in the region as the Obama administration wants to make sure the global terror network has no place to hide, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #Capitol Hill #AQIM
Pentagon to expand cyber force to counter attacks on computer networks

Jan 28, 2013

Pentagon to expand cyber force to counter attacks on computer networks

The expansion would increase the Defense Department's Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people, up from the current 900, an unidentified American official said. #US #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Leon Panetta #Defence Department #Cyber force