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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... I should not have taken part in it Wukan chief Lin Zuluan says he regrets joining last year's fight for rights because of his age and the battle's effect on his health   We should also have the ability to honour the extraordinary actions that make a true difference in combat operations U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on the decision to present service medals ...

  2. News - World

    Leon Panetta revealed name of Bin Laden raid's leader in speech

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Panetta named Bin Laden raid's leader Several weeks after overseeing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, then-CIA director Leon Panetta revealed ... was not supposed to have been made public, but the draft report did not say whether Panetta knew a member of the public was in his audience at CIA headquarters. A former CIA official familiar ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US defence chief in Thailand to boost ties

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Thailand on Thursday as part of an Asian tour designed to beef up security ties across the region as a counterweight to China’s rise. A possible reopening of US military contacts with neighbouring Myanmar for the first time since the 1980s is also expected to feature in Panetta’s talks in Bangkok. ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Pentagon chief Leon Panetta to visit China and Japan, then New Zealand

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Panetta expected to tackle rising tensions between China and Japan over disputed isles Pentagon chief to visit Beijing after Tokyo trip US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta departs Washington this weekend on a trip to China, Japan and New Zealand, American officials said, as part of a bid to shift focus towards the region despite crises ...


    Pentagon chief Leon Panetta visit puts US 'pivot' in clearer shape

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Visit by American defence chief Leon Panetta only highlighted China's fears of containment U.S. 'pivot' takes on clearer shape When US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told the ranks of People's Liberation Army troops at a crack army academy this week it would take to time to build trust between the two militaries, ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Vice-President Xi Jinping to meet US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Defence Secretary Leon Panetta in Beijing tomorrow - a session announced just hours after the Pentagon chief risked angering China with a new deal to expand Japan's missile defences. ... and the leadership transition. Xi missed four scheduled meetings with foreign officials before reappearing at an event on Saturday. Within hours of boarding his plane last night, Panetta risked deepening ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    Pentagon chief Leon Panetta declares end to ban on NZ warships' US visits

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... States has lifted a ban that prevented New Zealand naval ships visiting US ports or bases since the 1980s, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said yesterday, hailing a "new era" ... on security issues," Panetta added. The Australia, New Zealand, US Security (Anzus) treaty was suspended between Wellington and Washington in 1986 amid concerns in Wellington about French nuclear ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing frets over US 'pivot' as defence chief Leon Panetta issues warning

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... conflict Beijing frets as US defence chief issues warning The United States defence secretary, Leon Panetta, flies to Beijing today for his first visit as military chief after warning ... the Middle East, are expected to dominate broader talks, Panetta will also wade into Sino-Japanese tensions over the disputed islands in the East China Sea. Arriving in Tokyo last night for his first ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Panetta to tout US shift to Asia at Asean defence talks

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok, Thailand

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok, Thailand US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will outline Washington’s strategic shift to the Pacific and a tentative rapprochement with Myanmar when he ... next week, Panetta will join 10 fellow defence ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in the Cambodian resort of Siem Reap. In his talks, Panetta is expected ...




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