Topic: Leon Panetta
The automatic cuts triggered by the Congressional supercommittee's failure to come up with a budget plan will be evenly split between defense and non-defense. But some members of Congress are trying to spare the defense budget.
11/23/2011 12:00 pm
Pentagon leaders have said the automatic cuts set to kick in now that the deficit super committee has failed would be catastrophic. But in reality, the cuts might not be too bad, experts say.
11/22/2011 02:27 pm
Competing US demands for democracy and stability in Egypt have led to a stand-back policy approach. But a surge of deadly violence and signals from the Egyptian military may change all that.
11/21/2011 05:12 pm
Fanning out to the sets of the Sunday morning talk shows, Democrats and Republicans on the deficit-cutting "super committee" blamed each other for a deepening impasse that has all but doomed chances for an accord.
11/20/2011 01:58 pm
For months Pentagon officials have been signaling a shift in US attention to the Pacific amid concerns about the rise of China as an economic and military power. The news from Australia is confirmation.
11/16/2011 07:03 pm
The Monitor's language columnist makes a surprising discovery about Pakistan.
10/25/2011 03:13 pm
NATO's Libya campaign has been hailed as a model because it spread the financial and military burden and had limited aims. But some aspects of the Libya operation may be unique.
10/21/2011 05:56 pm
Tonight’s Republican debate may attract lots of viewers. It need not capture their minds.
10/18/2011 07:00 pm
Friday is the deadline for congressional committees to submit ideas to the deficit 'super committee.' But there's little indication that any of the ideas signal an openness to compromise.
10/14/2011 03:31 pm
Libyan rebels have captured new areas of the strategic coastal city, one of the last strongholds of former leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
10/09/2011 10:30 am