Leon E. Panetta


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We have the potential for a nuclear war that would take millions of lives. So I think we have got to exercise some care here. Well, there's no question that this is a tinderbox, has been for a long time, but we're at a time when there is a potential for provocation with the testing of this nuclear weapon. And, you know, obviously the words from the administration are creating even higher volume in terms of the provocations that are going on.feedback
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Apr 14 2017 Trump Presidency
Leon E. Panetta has been quoted 22 times. The one recent article where Leon E. Panetta has been quoted is Panetta Warns Trump: ‘Be Careful’ With North Korea. Most recently, Leon E. Panetta was quoted as having said, “The words from the administration are creating even higher volume in terms of the provocations that are going on. I think we have got to be careful here. We should not engage in any precipitous action. There is a reason no U.S. president in recent history has pulled the trigger on North Korea.”.
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Look, these are good people. They're not Republicans or Democrats. They're good patriots who are trying to do their job. It's a tough job. They've got to put their lives on the line in order to provide information to the president. The last thing they need is to have a president who questions their patriotism to this country and to him.feedback

When it comes to Russia and (the country's) interference in our last campaign, 17 intelligence agencies agreed that (it) was involved in that effort.feedback

I've seen presidents who have asked questions about whether that intelligence is verifiable, what are the sources for that intelligence, but I have never seen a president who said, I don't want that stuff.feedback

We're not sure he's a Republican, we're not sure he's a Democrat, he can very well put together the right kind of coalition that can help this country govern itself.feedback

I think we have to exhaust, just as the prime minister has made this point, we have to exhaust every option, every effort, you know, before we resort to a military action. I think that's important.feedback

Our effort to renew and intensify our involvement in Asia is fully compatible with the development and growth of China.feedback

We do have intelligence that indicates that there is an al Qaeda presence in Syria. But frankly, we don't have very good intelligence as to just exactly what their activities are. And that's the reason we can't really indicate specifically what they are or not doing.feedback

That behaviour that was depicted in those photos absolutely violates both our regulations and more importantly our core values. This is not who we are and it is certainly not who we represent when it comes to the great majority of men and women in uniform who are serving there.feedback

The combination of NATO forces there, the combination of what the opposition is doing, the sanctions, the international pressure, the work of the Arab League – all that has been very helpful in moving this in the right direction. I think the sense is that Gaddafi's days are numbered.feedback

This latest defection is another example of how weak they've gotten.feedback

The United States believes Iran has enough low-enriched uranium now for two weapons but Iran would have to enrich it first. And we would estimate that if they made that decision, it would probably take a year to get there, probably another year to develop the kind of weapons delivery system in order to make that viable.feedback

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