Leon Panetta

Reported Shortcomings

Last week, the Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee were upset to learn that the Pentagon had imposed a 10-page limit on most reports to Congress. Rep. Howard McKeon, R-Calif., the chairman, complained in a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that the guidance “reeks of obstructionism, a lack of transparency, and …

Kiwis Ask: Hey, Where Is Everybody?

TOKYO – In a gesture of friendship and goodwill toward an obscure former ally, warships from New Zealand have been granted special, private berthing privileges for a major naval exercise now underway in Hawaii. And wouldn’t …

Budget Brain Freeze

Having been away for the past week, it’s nice to come back and see nothing on the looming defense-budget battle front has gotten any better, despite the iceberg of sequestration looming ahead of the USS Pentagon. In fact, it has gotten worse:

— House Armed Services Committee chairman Howard McKeon sent a letter to Defense …

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