Buck McKeon’s Top 5 Achievements

Advocate of ‘Peace Through Strength’ has fought sequester cuts, passed NDAAs
Rep. Buck McKeon announcing his retirement

Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) drew praise from colleagues on both sides of the aisle for his staunch support of the troops and national defense when announced his retirement last week.

Panetta Revealed Classified Info to Zero Dark Thirty Filmmaker

Internal review: CIA violated procedure in allowing filmmaker access to award ceremony
Leon Panetta leaked classified information to Zero Dark Thirty director

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed classified information at a 2011 awards ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The Path to Energy Independence

Panetta, Conway emphasize the importance of a U.S. that is less dependent on foreign energy
Oil pumps in California / AP

Business and political leaders agreed that U.S. energy independence was on the way, but differed over the form it would take during a conference Wednesday.

Benghazi Failure

Defense, military chiefs criticized for failure to respond to Benghazi attack
AP

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey faced harsh Senate criticism on Thursday for failing to send rescue forces during the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012.