Leon Panetta

Politics

U.S. Department of Defense end ban on women in combat roles

More than 20,000 women have served in Iraq of Afghanistan, but they haven't received the same recognition or opportunities for advancement as their male counterparts. But now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of thousands of front-line jobs will now be open to women.

Politics

Foreign Policy Flare-Ups Test Obama Worldview

Multiple foreign policy crisis including anti-American demonstrations, the war in Syria and unrest in Afghanistan,Iraq and south China are adding up to critical test for President Obama, says Susan Glasser, the editor in chief at Foreign Policy magazine.