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    C-SPAN Radio Podcast: Leon Panetta

    Our guest this week is former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. We discussed his time as CIA Director during the first term of the Obama Administration and the process of transitioning the agency from…

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    Reagan National Defense Forum, Former Defense Secretaries

    Former Defense Secretaries Dick Cheney and Leon Panetta talked about the future of the Defense Department under President-elect Donald Trump. The discussion was moderated by CNN Pentagon correspondent…

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    National Security and the Press

    Panelists talked about the public’s right to know versus the responsibility to protect classified information for national security. Participants included two former CIA directors and former editors of the New…

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    National Security and Campaign 2016

    Madeleine Albright, Leon Panetta, and others spoke about the 2016 election, foreign policy priorities, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on NATO and relations with…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day 3

    Day three of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included speeches by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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    Interview with Leon Panetta

    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the Panetta Institute for Public Policy and shared photos and stories from his career in politics and government. Located at California State University,…

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    Worthy Fights

    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about his book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, in which he discusses his career in public service, ranging from his…

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    Presidential Decision Making

    Former chiefs of staff and advisers to Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama talked about the presidents' decision-making process. The panelists also…

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    Defense Policy Remarks

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League centennial meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. He urged the National Guard in all states…

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    Government Shutdown and National Debt

    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former budget director in the George W. Bush administration Jim Nussle talked about the national debt and the government shutdown. Both are former…

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    Ceremony Honoring Former Secretary Clinton

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey honored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Department of Defense’s highest award for public…

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    Pentagon Farewell Address

    Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a third nuclear test, he said the country posed a “serious…

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    Defense Secretary Panetta Remarks

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking the Pentagon press corps and announced the creation of a new military award, the Distinguished Warfare Medal. He addressed such issues as North…

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    Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Leon Panetta

    President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The ceremony included members from all of the U.S.…

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    Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities

    Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his…

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    Women in Combat

    Defense Secretary Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey announced that the military was dropping its ban against women in combat. Secretary Panetta said that following a decade…

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    CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations

    President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on…

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    Defense Department Budget

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta focused on the upcoming $500 billion budget cut under the delayed sequestration plan and said the prospect of the sequestration was…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in 2013. He said that the U.S. military…

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