Defense Secretary

Leon Panetta. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Interview: Monterey’s Leon Panetta On Public Service, Bin Laden, Congress Inaction

After spending 16 years in congress, along with stints as director of the Office of Management and Budget, White House Chief of Staff, CIA Director, and – most recently – Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta says it has been “a hell of a ride, as they say, for the son of Italian immigrants.”

04/02/2013

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Activists Divided Over Hagel’s Nomination As Defense Secretary

Despite misgivings from some gay rights advocates, President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former GOP U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him “the leader our troops deserve.”

01/07/2013

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