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Travels With Panetta

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations
September 2011

About the Secretary

Leon Edward Panetta was sworn in as the 23rd defense secretary on July 1, 2011. In the course of his duties, the secretary will travel throughout the world visiting U.S. military forces in deployed locations and meeting with defense counterparts in allied and partner nations. Here's a look at secretary's first trip. Biography

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U.S., Australia Tackle
21st-century Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2011 – Australia and the United States are determined to broaden their security cooperation efforts to counter threats and challenges of the future, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said following meetings with senior Australian officials. Story

Panetta: Regional Defense,
Cyber Highlight AUSMIN Talks

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2011 – Asia-Pacific defense cooperation and cybersecurity will be among the topics on the table at the annual U.S.-Australia Ministerial Consultations here this week, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. Story

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