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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Reinforcing Commitments
October 2011

Indonesia

Japan

South Korea

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. Biography

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U.S., South Korean Defense
Chiefs Cite Strategic Progress

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 28, 2011 – The United States and South Korea are taking additional steps to advance their military cooperation into a strategic alliance of bilateral, global scope, both nations’ defense leaders said today. Story

U.S., South Korea Maintain Security

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 27, 2011 – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta assured senior South Korean leaders here today that the United States will continue to provide the military forces and capabilities needed to maintain security on the Korean peninsula. Story

Panetta to Troops:
‘You Carry on Nation’s Legacy’

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 27, 2011 – Since leaving Washington on Oct. 21 for a visit to the Asia-Pacific region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has emphasized that the United States is a Pacific nation and remains committed to doing its part for the common good. Story

Panetta Pledges Security Support

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 26, 2011 – The United States remains steadfast in its resolve to provide security support for South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told service members here today. Story

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