House of representatives for californias 20th congressional district born1 october 1969. Worthy fights by leon panetta the former cia director decries obamas hasty withdrawal from iraq and his handling of bashar assads use of chemical weapons. Leon panetta biography, birth date, birth place and pictures. The new york timesbestselling autobiography of a legendary political and military leader it could be said that leon panetta has had two of the. I know of him as a cabinet member of obamas administration, and understand that hes had a long political career, but until i read this book, i wouldnt have been able to tell anyone much about his extensive career in public service. Top 10 revelations from leon panettas new book worthy. Oct 14, 2014 leon panetta apsusan walsh leon panetta s selfrighteous fury. An italianamerican democrat, he was a member of the u. Leon edward panetta born june 28, 1938 is the 23rd and current united states secretary of defense, serving in the administration of president barack obama since 2011. Deputy district attorney jimmy panetta in court on thursday.
With new book, leon panetta joins group of top cabinet officials turning their backs on obama what do you do when you disagree with your boss. Leon panetta calls them as he sees them in worthy fights. Leon edward panetta born june 28, 1938 was the 23rd united states secretary of defense from 2011 until 20. Chuck shumer took the foldout couch because his new york jurisdiction was. House of representatives 19771993, the director of the office of management and budget 19931994, and president clintons chief of staff 19941997. Its amazing what people will do when they are selling books. Beware of marxistleninist supporter leon panetta s new book. President donald trumps new chief of staff has moved quickly in his first week to implement a more rigid chain of command. Leon panettas memoir criticizes obama, but journalists.
Wrote a book in 1971 called bring us together about his experiences as a civil rights official in the nixon administration. Leon panettas phony tough guy act accuracy in media. Panetta institute biographical directory of congress wikipedia. Top 10 revelations from leon panetta s new book worthy fights former secretary of defense leon panetta tackles some major policy debates in his new book. A memoir of leadership in war and peace by leon panetta. Leon edward panetta served as the 23rd secretary of defense from july 2011 to february 20. Read worthy fights a memoir of leadership in war and peace by leon panetta available from rakuten kobo. Leon panetta made official his endorsement of hillary clinton for president on thursday, remarking upon her experience and credentials to tackle global issues while dismissing worsening conditions. During an event tuesday focused on his new book worthy fights, former defense secretary and cia director leon panetta offered his. Panetta says rahm emanuel cussed him out for cooperating. Oct 06, 2014 spokesman defends obama against panetta book.
Former us secretary of defense leon panetta discusses his new book worthy fights at george. Why is leon panetta throwing the president under the bus. Nixon, as director of the office of management and budget 199394. Washington in a new book, former defense secretary leon panetta criticizes president obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military action against syria last year. Leadership in times of war and peace, being published tuesday by penguin press. Panettas memoir blasts obama on his leadership, blames.
In a new book, former defense secretary and cia director leon panetta suggests that president obama failed. Leon panetta criticizes obama, calls for some boots on. Peggy noonan calls leon panettas new book obnoxiously. In a critical new book, former cia director leon panetta knocks the president for relying on the logic of a law professor rather than the passion of a leader. The most panetta families were found in the usa in 1920.
Just look at how a former obama spokesman has reacted to panettas book. In 1920 there were 18 panetta families living in new york. He has been a careful, loyal colleague who gets things done, and his book reveals the. Jul 30, 20 jimmy panetta following in father leons footsteps.
In his new memoir, leon panetta describes his years as cia director and. My story on the long, controversial history of a malaria pill that costs 16 cents and the new global race to test it, which is happening around the world including in canadian hospitals and labs. The couple has three sons, christopher panetta, carmelo panetta and jimmy panetta, a former monterey county deputy district attorney, who won election to the u. This is a this is a serious time in our history in 2014. Oct 10, 2014 journalists should stop exalting loyalty among elites. Jbs ceo art thompson discusses leon panetta s early career as a liberal republican and later career as a democrat. Leon panetta was named white house chief of staff on july 17, 1994, during a period of time when the clinton presidency was perceived by many to be faltering in its sense of direction and purpose. Leon panetta served as the director of the central intelligence agency 20092011 and as secretary of defense 201120. Former secretary of defense and cia director leon panetta speaks with the world about the role of. Ronnie calling it obnoxiously partisan when face the nation host bob schieffer asked her what she thought of the book and his interview earlier on the same show. Leon panetta simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aug 03, 2017 former cia director leon panetta said thursday that russia special counsel robert mueller is going to follow the money as part and parcel of that investigation into possible trump campaign ties to moscow. Leon panetta s story, worthy fights, surprised me in a number of ways. Leon panetta criticizes obama, calls for some boots on the ground.
The newest entry in the genre is leon panettas worthy fights. Trumps touting of unproven covid19 drug is unusual. Leon panetta criticizes obama for iraq withdrawal cbs news. In new book, former defense chief criticizes obamas backtracking on action in syria over its use of chemical weapons. Leon edward panetta born june 28, 1938 is an american politician who has served in several different public office positions, including the secretary of defense, director of the cia, white house chief of staff, director of the office of management and budget, and as a u. Served eight terms in congress, representing the monterey area. Leon panetta married sylvia marie varni, who administered his home district offices during his terms in congress.
News about leon panetta, including commentary and archival articles published in the new york. A memoir of leadership in war and peace, from which this article is adapted, will be published on oct. New york had the highest population of panetta families in 1920. Another book from a former obama administration official, and more potential heartburn for the white house. Although this book was coauthored i cant help but feel that panetta simply gave. Panetta served as the director of the central intelligence agency from february 2009 to june. Secretary of defense leon panetta sits on a table outside the auditorium where he was discussing the book. Dec 11, 20 the transparency group judicial watch recently revealed documents showing that leon panetta, while serving as head of the cia, revealed top secret information about the bin laden raid to hollywood. Here are seven takeaways from former secretary of defense leon panettas memoir worthy fights. Alas, its funny how reelecting the new bosssure seems a lot like reelecting the old boss. In book, panetta recounts frustration with obama the new. Lecture series the panetta institute for public policy. House of representatives 197793 and held office in the administrations of three u.
Former defense secretary leon panetta is the latest excabinet official to publicly come out against president barack obamas handling of syria and iraq. Beware of marxistleninist supporter leon panettas new book. Leon panetta criticizes obama, calls for some boots on the. Find highquality former defense secretary leon panetta discusses his new book stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. A memoir of leadership in war and peace, panetta argues that decisions made by president obama. Feb 10, 2017 leon panetta married sylvia marie varni, who administered his home district offices during his terms in congress. Leon panetta s new book former us defense secretary leon panetta has been promoting his scrappy new book worthy fights. Leon panetta 2020 lecture series focuses on decision 2020. I wanted to tell my story,because,in many ways,its the american story. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Former defense secretary leon panetta writes obama blew it.
Jan 08, 2009 10 things you didnt know about leon panetta. Oct 10, 2014 is the former defense secretarys new memoir a. A memoir of leadership in war and peace leon panetta, jim newton on. The new york timesbestselling autobiography of a legendary political and military leader it could be said that leon pan. Former cia and defense head leon panetta release his new book worthy fights. White house press secretary josh earnest said monday that president obama appreciates leon panettas service, but the. The panetta family name was found in the usa, the uk, and canada between 1891 and 1920. July 1, 2011 february 26, 20leon edward panetta was sworn in as the 23rd secretary of defense on july 1, 2011. With new book, leon panetta joins group of top cabinet officials turning their backs on obama in panetta s new book worthy fights, he says the president has lost his way on foreign policy. Protecting our oceans must be priority for president, congress oped. Former defense secretary leon panetta discusses his new.
The new york timesbestselling autobiography of a legendary political and military leader. Leon panetta, american politician who served in the u. Before that, he served as director of the cia from 2009 to 2011 and as bill clintons white house chief of staff from 1994 to 1997. In a critical new book, former cia director leon panetta knocks the president for relying. Former cia director leon panetta, in his new book, describes being summoned to a white house meeting and cussed out by president obamas chief of staff after he agreed to give the senate. Panetta born june 28, 1938 in monterey, california, united states is an american government official. A display of the new memoir worthy fights by former u. Leon edward panetta is an american politician who has served in several different public office positions, such as secretary of defense, director of the cia, white house chief of. A memoir of leadership in war and peace panetta, leon, newton, jim on. Here are seven takeaways from former secretary of defense leon panetta s memoir worthy fights.
These book monikers are as inviting as a summons to the dentist. While a representative, panetta worked on budgetary matters, environmental causes and civil rights issues. The scorching interviews are out of character for panetta. Each spring, secretary panetta moderates the panetta institutes highly acclaimed lecture series that brings national leaders, policy experts and journalists to the monterey peninsula.
No, its that, you know, we live at a time when i think its important to have a debate about these kinds of issues. Former clinton chief of staff leon panetta said thursday that michael wolffs upcoming book on president donald trump with explosive comments by former chief strategist steve bannon confirms a lot of the conclusions that the press has come to over the last year. Jimmy panetta following in father leons footsteps the. Former defense secretary leon panetta on tuesday said president obama damaged u.
Most readers will think they know leon panetta s memoir, worthy fights, through his recent slashandburn interviews, damning president obama for his lack of toughness in iraq and syria. Oct 06, 2014 panetta spoke in an interview pegged to publication of his new book, worthy fights. Panetta s new friends have conveniently ignored the part of the book that demonstrates how panetta failed to anticipate the rise of putins russia and its aggressive turn. Clinton oral history interview miller center frontline interview pbs, 62000 media coverage. In his new memoir, former defense secretary leon panetta criticizes president obamas decisions and leadership style. Panetta in an exclusive interview with cbs news shed new light on what mark owens book detailing the raid meant for his fellow navy seals, how the book has been received by the intelligence community, and will also give new details to owens account of the raid. Leon panettas worthy fights in his new memoir, leon panetta describes his years as cia director and defense secretary. Panetta, chairman, the panetta institute for public policy and former secretary of defense. The transcript basically confirms that he used the phone call in order to get a political favor from the leader of another country. Former defense secretary leon panetta writes about how he.
Panetta, who has written a new memoir about his government service, was also a. This section is a placeholder for information about the panetta surname. In his first interview about his new book, worthy fights. Leon panettas new book worthy fights reveals history in. News about leon panetta, including commentary and archival articles published in the new york times. A memoir of leadership in war and peace kindle edition by panetta, leon, newton, jim.
Former us secretary of defense leon panetta discusses his new book. This was about 24% of all the recorded panettas in the usa. The story, of course, is more damaging than panetta lets on, and it is bigger than anything having to do with isis. Leon panetta cofounded the panetta institute for public policy with his wife sylvia in 1997 upon completion of his service as white house chief of staff in the bill clinton administration. It is important to note that administration criticisms are not new to the beltway and boss critiques are not new to panetta. With new book, leon panetta joins group of top cabinet.
Next he discusses his time as senator and then his move to the clinton. In his new memoir, leon panetta describes his years as cia director and defense secretary. He spent a year working as executive assistant to new york city mayor john lindsay and then returned to california to practice. Leon panetta revealed top secret information about bin laden raid. It could be said that leon panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of. Peggy noonan, who writes for that great bastion of nonpartisanship, the wall street journal, doubled down on her assertion that leon panetta s new book was too mean to republicans like newt gingrich, david petraeus and her hero st. Panetta served as the director of the central intelligence. Jul 27, 2016 democratic delegates drowned out the former defense secretary leon panetta with a chant of no more war on wednesday night, prompting convention organisers to turn the lights out in their. Leon panetta served as the director of the central intelligence agency from 2009 to 2011 and as. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else.
Suffused with its authors decency and common sense, the book is an inspiring american success story, a great political memoir, and a revelatory view onto many of the defining figures and events of our time. President obama delivers a press brief along with secretary of defense leon panetta and general martin dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff at the pentagon on january 5, 2012. Leon panetta slams trump for saying my military aol news. Former obama cia director and pentagon chief leon panetta is sounding like a war hawk in promoting worthy fights, his new book.1080 1020 984 1070 1201 20 438 1325 1569 675 559 1283 324 436 12 5 302 384 360 1133 1595 1186 1235 358 573 1113 1336 1351 812 214