Leon Panetta's file:

Democrat from California

Leon Panetta is the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Earlier in his career, he was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from a district in California. He also served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton.

Recent statements involving Leon Panetta

"After every major conflict ... what happened was that we ultimately hollowed out the force, largely by doing deep, across-the-board cuts."

Recent stories featuring Leon Panetta

Do drone attacks comply with international law?:

On ABC's This Week, CIA Director Leon Panetta said there is "no question that we are abiding by international law and the law of war" in CIA operations in Pakistan. But not everyone agrees.

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