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Judge OKs Jill Kelley privacy lawsuit

Judge OKs Jill Kelley privacy lawsuit

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) --The woman whose suspicions brought down former CIA director David Petraeus will be allowed to continue with a privacy lawsuit against federal officials.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key mulls election date

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Prime Minister John Key has hinted that a general election could be held before the mid-November G-20 global summit in Australia, the New Zealand Herald reported.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Congressional advisory panel warns of Chinese naval buildup

Congressional advisory panel warns of Chinese naval buildup

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional advisory panel on China, citing Beijing's military buildup, warned its naval forces could dominate the western Pacific by 2020.

New Zealand and U.S. end 30-year defense estrangement

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The United States and New Zealand have resumed military contacts after a hiatus of nearly 30 years, brought about by a disagreement over nuclear-powered vessels.

Netanyahu concerned that Iran could hit a jackpot with nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the negotiations with Iran were leading to an unsatisfactory deal.
Leon Panetta: Cuts have damaged military's readiness

Leon Panetta: Cuts have damaged military's readiness

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday the military's "readiness has been badly damaged" by sequester cuts.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
By United Press International
Assad denies responsibility for chemical attacks

Assad denies responsibility for chemical attacks

MOSCOW, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday the chemical weapons attack in his country was "despicable" but it wasn't his forces that used them.

Pakistani doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden gets new trial

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Pakistani doctor sent to prison for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden had his conviction overturned Thursday and will get a new trial.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Lakota sale to Thailand gets green light

BANGKOK, June 27 (UPI) -- EADS North America has been given the green light to sell six of its UH-72A Lakota helicopters to Thailand.
Plans expected for integrating women into military's elite forces

Plans expected for integrating women into military's elite forces

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Women will be admitted into the elite units of the U.S. military, including the Navy SEALS, the Army Rangers and the Marine infantry, Pentagon officials said.
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United States President Barack Obama is escorted by CIA Director Leon Panetta (R) after addressing CIA employees at the George Bush Center for Intelligence (CIA Headquarters) in McLean, Virginia on Monday, April 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool)
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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. Prior to taking office, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. An Italian-American Democratic politician, lawyer, and professor, Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993-1994 and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. He is the founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, served as Distinguished Scholar to Chancellor Charles B. Reed of the California State University System and professor of public policy at Santa Clara University.

In January 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Panetta for the post of CIA Director. Panetta was confirmed by the full Senate on February 12, 2009, and assumed the office the next day. As director of the CIA, Panetta presided over the operations that led to Osama bin Laden's death.

On April 28, 2011, Obama announced the nomination of Panetta as Defense Secretary when Robert Gates retired. On June 21, the Senate confirmed Panetta unanimously as Secretary of Defense. He assumed the office on July 1. David Petraeus took over as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on September 6.

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