Leon Panetta

‘Black Presidents’: 6 United States Commanders In Chief Before Obama

Barack Obama is widely known as the United States’ first black president. But is he really the country’s first African-American commander-in-chief?

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CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation | ThinkProgress

Conservatives are outraged over Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision to lift the ban on women in combat, which opens up more than 200,000 frontline positions to women. Opponents of the move have called it “humiliating” and dangerous to unit cohesion. On CNN’s Starting Point, host Soledad O’Brien caught one such critic off guard by anonymously quoting a similar argument made during integration of African Americans into the military.

via CNN Anchor Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation | ThinkProgress.