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Gen. Dempsey's Remarks at Secretary Panetta's Farewell Ceremony
February 8, 2013
— Mr. President, Secretary and Mrs. Panetta, Ambassadors, Members of Congress, men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States, especially our wounded warriors … and of course, we cannot forget Bravo. I was actually hoping Bravo would be out there for the inspection of the troops, but apparently Uncle Jeremy thought differently. It’s an honor...
Sec. Panetta & Gen. Dempsey’s Interview with Candy Crowley for “State of the Union” (CNN)
February 3, 2013
— CANDY CROWLEY: Joining me now, Leon Panetta, secretary of defense, and General Martin Dempsey, who, of course, is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gentlemen, thank you both for being here. We had some very interesting hearings on Thursday for your replacement. I want to play you just a little bit from those hearings. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) CHUCK...
Sec. Panetta & Gen. Dempsey’s Interview with Chuck Todd for “Meet the Press” (NBC)
February 3, 2013
— CHUCK TODD: Secretary Panetta, welcome back to MEET THE PRESS. General Dempsey, welcome. Thanks for being here. Let me start with the man that is poised to take your place. He underwent on Thursday a pretty tough round of questioning. He seemed to struggle with a lot of the answers. This of course Chuck Hagel, the former Republican Senator from...
Sec. Panetta and Gen. Dempsey's Media Briefing
January 24, 2013
— SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON E. PANETTA: Good afternoon. One of my priorities as secretary of defense has been to remove as many barriers as possible for talented and qualified people to be able to serve this country in uniform. Our nation was built on the premise of the citizen soldier. In our democracy, I believe it is the responsibility of...
Sec. Panetta, Undersecretary Hale, and Gen. Dempsey's Testimony before House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
February 15, 2012
— MCKEON: Hearing will come to order. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us today as we consider the president's fiscal year 2012 budget request for the Department of Defense.To put this budget in context it's critical to examine the strategy that has informed its submission. At the outset, I want our witnesses to know that I...
Sec. Panetts and Gen. Dempsey’s Media Briefing on Major Budget Decisions
January 26, 2012
— SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON PANETTA: Good afternoon, everybody.As all of you know, this department has undertaken a very fundamental review of its defense strategy and of our spending priorities.The reasons for the review are clear. First of all, we are at a strategic turning point after a decade of war and after a very substantial growth in the...
President Obama's Media Briefing on the Defense Strategic Guidance
January 5, 2012
— PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Good morning, everybody.The United States of America is the greatest force for freedom and security that the world has ever known. And in no small measure, that's because we've built the best-trained, best-led, best-equipped military in history. And as commander in chief, I'm going to keep it that way.Indeed, all of us on...
Sec. Panetta and Gen. Dempsey's Media Briefing at the Pentagon
November 20, 2011
— SECRETARY LEON PANETTA: Good afternoon. This is GeneralDempsey's first press briefing with the secretary, serving now as Chairman ofthe Joint Chiefs. And so I welcome him to this press briefing and just wouldinform him that there's a tradition that he gets all the tough questions.(Laughter.) So get him used to this job. Let me begin alsoby...
Sec. Panetta, Gen. Dempsey and Gen. Thurman's Media Roundtable Following Discussions with South Korean Counterparts
October 27, 2011
— SECRETARY LEON E. PANETTA: Good evening. You doing all right? OK. Youguys all set? What I'll do is just make a brief opening statement and thenjust open it up to your questions. You know my compadres here: GeneralDempsey, on my right, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and GeneralThurman, who is commander of our forces here...
Sec. Panetta and Gen. Dempsey's Testimony to the House Armed Services Committee
October 13, 2011
— REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD "BUCK" MCKEON (R-CA): The hearing will come to order.Before I begin, please let me welcome members of the public who are inattendance, but remind our audience that the committee will tolerate nodisruptions of this proceeding. This includes standing, holding up signs, oryelling. If anyone disturbs these proceedings, we will...