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  • Carter would replace former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who, like his predecessors Roberta Gates and Leon Panetta, complained about White House micromanaging of the Pentagon and felt he had a lack of influence over decision-making, according to sources familiar with Hagel's tenure. The next defense chief will join a national security team facing crises...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said more women should be serving in the Navy and Marine Corps, and plans to take action to boost their presence in those military branches.

  • Panetta: Debt mess makes America look weak  Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    President Obama and leadership in Congress need to work together, says Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense. "This country needs to be governed" he adds.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Prepared  Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • Automatic Spending Cuts May Bring Slower Growth Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    Rep. Lynn Jenkins., House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the House Republican Conference meeting on Feb. 13.

    Federal spending cuts scheduled to begin next week would slow economic growth in the next year, though not nearly as much as going over the fiscal cliff might have, economists say. The New York Times reports.

  • Cyber Crime: America's Biggest Threat?  Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    President Obama is expected to release an executive order to try and improve America's defenses against cyber attacks. Mike McConnell, Booz Allen Hamilton, offers insight.

  • Benghazi Attack: Where Was Obama?  Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 7:39 PM ET

    Discussing what action President Obama's took following the Benghazi attack, with Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart editor-in-chief.

  • Algeria Expects Heavy Hostage Toll From Siege Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • Algerian Army Stages 'Final Assault' on Gas Plant Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    This is a satellite image of the Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city.

    The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages.

  • American Hostages In 'Terror Attack': Panetta  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    There has been a "terrorist attack" on a gas facility in Algeria where Americans are among 41 people being held hostage by Islamic militants. Helima Croft of Barclays, offers insight.

  • Sen. Coons on Algerian Gas Facility Attack  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has confirmed Americans and others are being held by Islamic militants after what he calls a "terrorist attack" occurred at a natural gas facility in Algeria. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), offers insight.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination  Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.

  • Government: Obama's Second Term Cabinet Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

  • BOSTON, Oct 31- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering setting up a ``Cyber Reserve'' of computer security experts who could be called upon in the event of a crippling cyber attack. ``The status quo is not acceptable,'' DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute told Reuters in a recent interview. ``We are not standing around.

  • McAfee, Westinghouse set security pact for nuclear plants Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 24- Westinghouse Electric Co, a unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp, will rely on Intel Corp's McAfee unit to prevent network intrusions into nuclear power plants that it builds, the two companies said on Wednesday.

  • Iran looks to Silk Road ties in time of sanctions Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:36 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- In back-to-back Asian summits this month, Iran's president made sure to carve out special time to look east. At one gathering in Azerbaijan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reminded the president of Kazakhstan about the vision of a railway linking the heart of Central Asia with Iran's warm ports.

  • China leader's persona forged by harsh early life Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET

    LIANGJIAHE, China-- The next leader of China spent much of his youth living in a dug-out cave. Xi Jingping's seven years in this remote northern community meant toiling alongside rural villagers by day and sleeping on bricks by night, in stark contrast to his pampered early years in Beijing.

  • Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 3:08 PM ET

    The order is taking shape as the Obama administration voices growing concern that Iran could be the first country to use cyberterrorism against the United States. The White House declined to say when the president will sign the order. Congress failed this summer to pass cybersecurity legislation.

  • Military members face student loan debt problems Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:58 PM ET

    The report was compiled by the Office of Servicemember Affairs within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The office was created in Congress' Wall Street reform legislation so it could better coordinate with other federal and state agencies on consumer protection issues, as well as be an ombudsman for student loans.

  • Oct 12- Recent cyber attacks against Wells Fargo& Co were "pretty significant" but didn't cause customer losses or a major increase in expenses, the bank's Chief Financial Officer, Tim Sloan, told Reuters on Friday. Wells Fargo's Sloan told Reuters, "I don't want to minimize the potential damage it could cause to the industry."