Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Feb 17, 2013 — To get the Distinguished Warfare Medal, no valor or bodily harm is necessary. But even safely away from combat, drone operators and cyber hackers can have a major impact on military operations. Until now, there hasn't been an award for those contributions.
Dec 14, 2012 — Germany and the Netherlands are also sending such defense systems, which are being put in place to defend against possible missile firings from Syria. The move ramps up the U.S. role in guarding against a widening of the crisis.
Oct 12, 2012 — The defense secretary delivered a speech he said was a "clarion call" for Americans to take cyber threats seriously.
Mar 15, 2012 — The Army staff sergeant who allegedly killed 16 civilians has been moved to a detention facility in Kuwait. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta continues his visit to Afghanistan. And the Taliban says it is supspending talks with the U.S.
Mar 14, 2012 — At Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan, the defense secretary urged troops to not be deterred from their mission and continue "to make life difficult" for the Taliban and al-Qaida. He'll try to repair relations frayed by recent incidents.
Sep 22, 2011 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the Pakistani government "actively and passively" supports groups that have been behind attacks in Afghanistan.