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  • Panetta bites hand that fed him

    Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late at night, where a few of us staffers would engage with the...
  • Finally, a president reluctant to go to war

    To the editor: I, for one, have been thrilled to have a president who has exercised restraint in going to war and not seeking military solutions to everything. It has made me feel a lot safer. ("Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are...
  • Turkey Playing Double Game With Kurds

    During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can match Stalin for...
  • Iraq was lost by Obama [Letter]

    Iraq was lost by Obama [Letter]
    As a 93-year-old retired educator who also had spent eight years as a U.S. Naval Officer on active duty (five during World War II in the Pacific and more than two aboard the USS Enterprise) and later was recalled for three more years during the Korean...
  • Special Report: How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming...
  • Ann McFeatters: Panetta dings president in new book 'Worthy Fights'

    WASHINGTON Quickly. Name the president of the United States. Like millions, you may have a moment of doubt. Is it still Barack Obama? Did we elect Hillary or Jeb Bush yet? Sadly for Republicans and many Democrats seeking office, the answer is Obama....
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Panetta, critical of Obama in book, is largely correct

    Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's contention in his memoirs that President Barack Obama's insistence on total U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq facilitated the region's terrorist resurgence and that his Syria policy reflected "hesitation and half...
  • Martin Schram: Panetta's memoir gives Obama a legacy preview � and a chance to improve it

    The capital cognoscenti are again engaged in their ritual of fast-thumbing, speed-reading and savoring at least the choicest bits of the latest ex-official's memoir this one by President Obama's former CIA director and secretary of defense, Leon Panetta....
  • Another cabinet veteran laments Obama's wartime leadership

    WASHINGTON -- Less than a month away from the midterm congressional elections that may determine Barack Obama's chances to rebuild public confidence in himself and his presidency, there seems to be little rallying around him, even within his own...
  • Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out

    Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out
     Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was first to land a punch. Then former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in with a memoir that distanced herself from her president's foreign policy. And Tuesday, former CIA chief and Defense...
  • Former top Obama aide Panetta takes a few swings at the president

    WASHINGTON Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticizes his former boss in a new memoir, saying President Barack Obama too often "relies on the logic of a law professor rather than the passion of a leader." Panetta faults Obama for not pushing more...