Panetta

Petraeus, Panetta And The Arc Of Instability.

by Daniel Russ on October 16, 2011

  Leon Panetta, establishment cabinet level intelligence apparatchik announced earlier this year that the decade of special operations and drone strikes conducted against Al Qaeda had reduced the number of effective key command level leaders to a minimum. “That’s why I think the defeat of Al-Qaida is within reach,” Panetta told reporters. I couldn’t help […]

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“WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Leon Panetta said Sunday that al-Qaida is probably at its weakest since the Sept. 11 attacks because of U.S.-led strikes, with only 50 to 100 militants operating inside Afghanistan and the rest hiding along Pakistan’s mountainous western border. Panetta said the U.S. hasn’t had good intelligence on Osama bin Laden’s […]

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