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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Panetta Visits Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates
March 2012
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Officials Offer More Detail
On Failed Attack at Bastion

Defense officials provided more details about an apparent failed attack conducted by an Afghan interpreter at Bastion Airfield adjacent to Camp Leatherneck as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived for an Afghanistan visit. Story

Defense Secretary Arrives in
United Arab Emirates

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to wrap up a Central Asia and Middle East trip that also took him to Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. While visiting Abu Dhabi, Panetta will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nauhyan, deputy supreme commander of the Emirati armed forces. Story

Secretary: Afghanistan Strategy Remains On Track for 2014

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said U.S., Afghan and coalition leaders are unified in achieving the mission of ensuring Afghanistan never again becomes a terrorist safe haven. Story

Panetta: Vet Job Prospects Brighter

Veteran unemployment numbers are encouraging, but the need for jobs will increase as the services trim their ranks, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Story

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About the Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Edward PanettaLeon 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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