For the second time in less than two months, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that the country is facing challenges from rising powers in Asia — China in particular and also includes India — in 21st century.
The United States now faces new array of security challenges from across the globe, including the rise of new powers in Asia; behavior of countries like Iran and North Korea and proliferation of lethal weapons, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said
President Barack Obama unveiled a defence strategy on Thursday that would expand the US military presence in Asia but shrink the overall size of the force as the Pentagon.
US Defence Secretary Leon Pannetta has expressed displeasure over the congressional super-committee's failure to reach a consensus on the debt reduction plan. US faces nearly $1.3 trillion deficit in the fiscal year by September.
In a major goof-up, new US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta clubbed India and China, describing them as emerging "threats", but his office quickly retracted the remarks.
US Secretary for Defense Leon Panetta said diplomatic efforts needed to continue to work with Pakistan, but warned that the US will not allow the attacks on American troops from Pakistan-based guerillas like the Haqqani network to continue.
In another turn of the screw, US President Barack Obama warns Pakistan over its links to terrorist groups. Yet, US policymakers remain conflicted about how to deal with a problem like Pakistan.