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U.S. Armed Forces Officials Confirm: Women Will Serve as Army Rangers, SEALs, and Marine Infantry
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced the official repeal of the U.S. Armed Forces’ ban on women in combat, it was clear that, though it would come at a measured pace and perhaps wouldn’t have the most obvious differences, change would come for the 15% 4:19 PM from The Mary Sue Read more »
Women in combat: Could special ops be the next stop?
on Monday. The branches have been studying how best to deploy women in combat roles since Jan. 24, when then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta cleared the way for women to serve in some of the military's 237,000 combat-related positions, ending a 20-year prohibition. 6/17/13 from MSNBC Read more »
Defense cuts 'hollowing out' European armies: U.S. envoy
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (L) speaks with U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Ivo Daalder (C) and European Union Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Pierre Vimont before a NATO Defense Ministers meeting with from Reuters Mobile Read more »
Going Through the ‘Proper Channels’ to Blow the Whistle on Secret Surveillance Programs
interest.” On MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on June 10, Jeremy Bash, a former chief of staff to secretary of defense Leon Panetta, asserted, “If you have a complaint, you go through this process. You talk to your supervisor. If you don`t trust your supervisor, from Firedoglake Read more »
Panetta to College Grads: Hold Government Accountable
than 50 years after earning his first degree from Santa Clara University, former Secretary of State Leon Panetta was honored by his alma mater Saturday. Panetta and his wife Sylvia both received an honorary Doctorate of Public Service during the university’s from NBC Bay Area Read more »