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Worthy fights

Leon Panetta

Worthy fights

a memoir in leadership in war and peace

by Leon Panetta

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Published by Penguin Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009,
  • Officials and employees,
  • Cabinet officers,
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency,
  • United States,
  • Foreign relations,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    The man who led the intelligence war that killed Osama bin Laden traces a life of leadership in public service, from his tenure in Congress through his years as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-478) and index.

    StatementLeon Panetta ; with Jim Newton
    ContributionsNewton, Jim, author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE840.8.P34 A3 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination498 pages
    Number of Pages498
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27164743M
    ISBN 101594205965
    ISBN 109781594205965
    OCLC/WorldCa973969503, 889886635

    For young Leon, even discrimination and recrimination toward US citizens during World War II could not alter his feelings of gratitude as Worthy fights book first-generation American and his appreciation of the inherited dream. He viewed himself simply as the cop on the beat. Just as his predecessor had admitted wanting to leave the defense role because of this strain, one gets the impression Panetta suffered the same feelings. Leon Panetta calls them as he sees them in Worthy Fights.

    So finding him represented a victory in and of itself. There was no "personal touch. Later, he advocated for air intervention in Libya to oust Muammar Qaddafi, even though those attacks have produced chaos. He first left home during World War I, when he was drafted into the Italian army. But to eliminate the threat on that night might require taking the lives of innocents.

    He used words that were unflattering, bordering on insulting, unnecessarily showing his bias. He was sound, smart, fair and tough when necessary, Worthy fights book that were rewarded with the chairmanship of the powerful House Budget Committee and, later in the executive branch, such key posts as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, White House chief of staff, director of the C. He had the C. I found the book a bit disingenuous. S secretary of defense, inheriting two troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices.


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Worthy fights by Leon Panetta Download PDF Ebook

The scorching interviews are out of character for Panetta. I was at the time the director Worthy fights book the CIA. Nono, as I always called him, was an alien and could not return.

Now wed, Carmelo returned to the United States with his young bride and Worthy fights book his steps. Worthy fights book, Mr. Later, when his father dies and Leon flies home for the funeral, it's glossed over.

Elizabeth Hanson had worked for me. He does hold Obama's feet to the fire, however, regarding the rise of Isis and the fall of Iraq. Any operation against him might kill others too.

But how this can be written about while all the praise is directed at the politicians involved and not a single kind word is paid to the Navy Seals is repulsive. The best part of his defense role is how he agonized over having to make tough decisions sending military forces into harm's way and having to deal with casualties.

In essence, the book is just more politics, treating the hypocrisy of the Democrats as acceptable and worthwhile, while calling the hypocrisy of the GOP destructive. Everything he did was right and correct. Each position he accepted he had reservations about, unsure if he was "the right man for the job.

In the end, Panetta returns to the familiar theme of patriotism, and despite the shortcomings mentioned above, it is a welcomed message.

Save your money. These developments took place after Mr. All rights reserved. Penguin Press,pp. We became friendly, not friends, and remain so at least until he reads this review. He wanted the girl he had seen in church. Gelb Oct.

That is, Panetta apparently thinks the White House is engaging in shocking illegality when it bombs jihadis, but he was all in favor of the executive branch deciding on its own to commit an act of war against a sovereign state.

When you read a book like this you want to feel something, you want to learn something.

ISBN 13: 9781594205965

He spent several years in DC as a Congressman from California, then returned home to work in his brother's law firm.

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