Is Leon Panetta in Trouble?

Posted October 23, 2014 at 5:00am

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s publisher “has to be loving the amount of press Panetta is getting for Worthy Fights , even if not all of it is positive. Weeks after it first came out, it’s still making front-page news. And the splashy book party isn’t even until next week,” Defense One reports.  

“As we learn today, there was an issue as to whether Panetta got all the security clearances from CIA to go ahead with publication before the book was printed. Such security clearances have haunted other writers who have left Pentagon jobs—Stan McChrystal’s book, for example, learned first-hand of the onerous process by which his work had to be reviewed and cleared before it could be published. Panetta learned that, too.”