Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today outlined a five-year Pentagon budget that would shrink Army forces to fewer than before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while retiring older weapons including the U-2 spy plane and the A-10 attack aircraft.
In the Hope Chapel at the U.S. military’s Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, standing before 150 soldiers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke on public service, democracy and America’s global role in remarks laced with more than a dozen expletives.
U.S. naval power in the Pacific will increase as the Pentagon rebalances American forces toward the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in Singapore while calling on countries to beef up their capacity.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tried on his first visit to China to assure his hosts the Pentagon’s strategy for the Asia-Pacific region isn’t aimed at constraining their military. He didn’t convince everyone.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are seeing an increase in cyber threats that could become as devastating as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks if they aren’t stopped.
North Korea’s ballistic missile program, nuclear enrichment activities and 1 million troops are a “growing and direct threat” to the U.S., according to CIA Director Leon Panetta , nominated to succeed Defense Secretary Robert Gates .