05 May '12, 1pm

#Panetta says drone strikes in #Pakistan are still covert...

JUDY WOODRUFF: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, thank you for talking with us. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON PANETTA: Good to be with you, Judy. MS. WOODRUFF: Let’s start with Afghanistan. Are you confident that in two or three years that as the coalition troops withdraw, Afghans themselves are going to be able to secure that country and the Taliban is not going to come in and take over big chunks of Afghanistan? SEC. PANETTA: Well, Judy, let’s put it this way. I think we’re on the right path towards that goal. 2011 was really a turning point. In 2011 the Taliban was weakened significantly. They couldn’t organize the kind of attacks to regain territory that they had lost, which is something they have done in the past. So they’ve been weakened. Secondly, the Afghan army and police really developed a great capability. They were operational. They were involved in the battle and...

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nationaldefensemagazine.org 02 May '12, 11pm

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stripes.com 30 Apr '12, 9pm

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defensenews.com 29 Apr '12, 11pm

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longwarjournal.org 03 May '12, 7pm

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Unbelievable: ethics of #drone strikes dismissed as "not a relevant question" by USAF chief

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nationaldefensemagazine.org 01 May '12, 9pm

of having pilots launch weapons when they are so far removed from the battlefield. Schwartz refuted the question as irrele...

The next stage of transition in Afghanistan is ...

defense.gov 14 May '12, 1am

Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on Transition in Afghanistan “I am very pleased to see that today Presid...

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defense.gov 26 Apr '12, 5am

Panetta: U.S., Brazil Partnership ‘Is the Future’ By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service RIO DE JANEIRO, April 2...