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October 26, 1990 -- Leon Panetta Letter To Usps Employee New Madrid Earthquakes For Sale
You are offerding on this letter an original -- from Congressman Leon Panetta who later supported Adamson's research on CIA-agent George de Mohrenschildt. This letter Dated October 26, 1990, on the New Madrid Earthquakes. Seller's great grandfather Rufus Easton passed a bill through Congress for the first bill to give Federal Aid in a natural disaster in 1815, as the representative of the Missouri Territory. If you have any questions please email me. Thanks Leon Panetta has gone down in history as the man who killed Bin Laden. This was an important moment for Bush Senior had just signed into law The JFK Records Review Board Act. Did not think it wass important, Bush that he had known Oswald's best friend since 1942. Panetta was proud to help in the assassination of JFK. Not to the extent of becoming a Whistleblower. Under Bill Clinton, Panetta was Chief of Staff, and Clinton was spending millions of dollars under the above Act. They even compensated the family of Abraham Zapruder 16 million dollars for the original film of JFK's assassination. Zapruder had ties to the de Mohrenschildt family and both families were regulars at the CIA's Dallas Council on World Affairs. Sometimes at the CIA-trust Republic National Bank Building -- where Jack Ruby had a bank account. Mr. Panetta is a very kind person and politician.
LEON PANETTA BIOGRAPHY
Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is an American politician, lawyer, and professor. He served in the Barack Obama administration as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011 and as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013. An Italian-American Democrat, Panetta was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993, served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1994 and as President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997. 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-elect Obama nominated Panetta for the post of CIA Director. Panetta was confirmed by the full Senate in February 2009. As director of the CIA, Panetta oversaw the U.S. military operation 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. In June the Senate confirmed Panetta unanimously as Secretary of Defense. He assumed the office on July 1, 2011. David Petraeus took over as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on September 6, 2011.
Early political career
Panetta started in politics in 1966 as a legislative assistant to Republican Senator Thomas Kuchel, the United States Senate Minority Whip from California, whom Panetta has called "a tremendous role model".
In 1969 he became the assistant to Robert H. Finch, Secretary of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under the Nixon administration. Soon thereafter he was appointed Director of the Office for Civil Rights.
Panetta chose to enforce civil rights and equal education laws. Secretary Robert Finch and Assistant Secretary John Veneman refused to fire Panetta, threatening to resign if forced to do so. A few weeks later in 1970, Panetta resigned and left Washington to work as Executive Assistant for John Lindsay,
the then-Republican Mayor of New York City (Lindsay would switch
parties the following year.) He wrote about this experience in his 1971
book Bring Us Together.
He moved back to Monterey to practice law at Panetta, Thompson & Panetta from 1971 through to 1976.
Director of the CIA
Nomination[edit source| editbeta]
Then-President-elect Barack Obama nominated him to the post of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on January 5, 2009.
After his selection, journalists and politicians raised concerns
about his lack of intelligence experience, aside from his two-year
service as a military intelligence officer.
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius
said that Panetta did have tangential exposure to intelligence
operations as Director of the OMB and as Chief of Staff for President
Clinton, where he "sat in on the daily intelligence briefings as chief
of staff, and he reviewed the nation's most secret
intelligence-collection and covert-action programs in his previous post
as director of the Office of Management and Budget". California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wasn't happy with the Leon Panetta selection:
“I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the
CIA Director. I know nothing about this, other than what I’ve read. My
position has consistently been that I believe the Agency is best-served
by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”
Former CIA officer Ishmael Jones
stated, that Panetta was a wise choice because of his close personal
connection to the President and lack of exposure to the CIA bureaucracy.
On February 12, 2009, Panetta was confirmed in the full Senate by voice vote.
Panetta as Director of the CIA.
On February 19, 2009, Leon Panetta was sworn in as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Vice President Joe offeren before an audience of CIA employees. Panetta reportedly received a "rock star welcome" from his new subordinates.
In March 2009, Panetta visited India to discuss a host of issues including common strategy on dealing with Islamic extremism and Taliban. This was his first international visit since he assumed office.
Panetta supported U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, which he identified
as the "most effective weapon" against senior Al-Qaeda leadership.
These attacks increased significantly under Panetta, with as many as 50
suspected Al-Qaeda militants being killed in May 2009 alone.
As Director of the CIA, Panetta presided over the operations that led to Osama bin Laden's death on May 1, 2011.
Secretary of Defense
Panetta being sworn in as Secretary of Defense.
On April 28, 2011, President Obama announced the nomination of Panetta as United States Secretary of Defense as a replacement for retiring Secretary Robert Gates. On June 21, 2011, the United States Senate confirmed Panetta in a 100-0 vote. He was sworn in on July 1, 2011.
Tenure[edit source| editbeta]
One of Panetta's first major acts as Defense Secretary was to jointly
certify with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that the
military was prepared to repeal "don't ask, don't tell",
triggering final repeal after 60 days. In August 2011 Panetta said that
deeper cuts in the defense budget risked hollowing out the military and
would hamper Pentagon efforts to deal with rising powers such as China,
North Korea, and Iran. It was the second day in a row that Panetta
issued a public warning to Congress not to go beyond the roughly $400
billion in defense cuts required over the next decade under the debt reduction bill
signed by President Obama. "You cannot deal with the size deficits the
country is confronting by simply cutting the discretionary side of the
budget", he said, referring to defense and other portions of the budget
that Congress appropriates annually. "You have got to look at the
mandatory side of the budget, which is two-thirds of the federal budget,
and you also have to look at revenue".
Like Gates before him, Panetta has fielded questions from the troops
about their entitlements. He has said that future soldiers may see
changes in retirement benefits and that healthcare may need reforms to
protect care while reining in costs.
When the supercommittee did not approve a deficit reduction plan
Panetta said “The failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach
an agreement on deficit reduction is a setback for the country's efforts
to achieve fiscal responsibility while protecting our national
security”. He added that “If Congress fails to act over the next year,
the Department of Defense will face devastating, automatic,
across-the-board cuts that will tear a seam in the nation's defense”.
I join the President in his call for Congress to
avoid an easy way out of this crisis,...Congress cannot simply turn off
the sequester mechanism, but instead must pass deficit reduction at
least equal to the $1.2 trillion it was charged to pass under the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Leon Panetta with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in Rome.
In January 2012 Panetta, speaking to soldiers at Fort Bliss
in Texas, said that the United States is keeping all its options on the
table, including military ones with regard to Iran. “Clearly there are
those areas that for us are red lines”, Panetta said. “Number one, we
cannot allow them to develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line. Number
two, we cannot tolerate Iran blocking the Straits of Hormuz”. In June 2012, Panetta marked Pride Month by praising the contributions of gay members of the military both before and after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
In August 2012, on a visit to the Middle East, Panetta said on Iran acquiring nuclear weapons that "If
they make the decision to proceed with a nuclear weapon ... we have
options that we are prepared to implement to ensure that that does not
happen" Secretary Panetta made the remarks during a visit to an Iron
Dome counter rocket defense system outside the city of Asheklon
together with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Panetta said repeatedly that "all options", including military force,
are on the table to stop Iran, should sanctions and diplomacy—the
preferred means of persuasion—ultimately fail. He said he still hopes
Iran will see that negotiations are the best way out of this crisis.
In January 2013, Panetta announced that women would soon be allowed
to enter all combat jobs in the military, citing an assessment phase "in
which each branch of service will examine all its jobs and units not
currently integrated and then produce a timetable for integrating them".
Infantry and Special Operations would take even longer for women to
integrate into. It was also stated that if "a specific job or unit
should not be open, they can go back to the secretary and ask for an
exemption to the policy, to designate the job or unit as closed."
Panetta in June 2011
23rd United States Secretary of Defense
July 1, 2011– February 27, 2013
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
February 13, 2009– June 30, 2011
18th White House Chief of Staff
July 17, 1994– January 20, 1997
29th Director of the Office of Management and Budget
January 21, 1993– July 17, 1994
Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget
January 3, 1989– January 21, 1993
William H. Gray
Martin Olav Sabo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th district
January 3– 21, 1993
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th district
January 3, 1977– January 3, 1993
Leon Edward Panetta
(1938-06-28) June 28, 1938 (age75)
Monterey, California, U.S.
Republican (Before 1971)
Santa Clara University
United States of America
United States Army
Years of service
Army Commendation MedalOn Oct-01-13 at 17:40:39 PDT, seller added the following information:
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