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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

South America
April 2012
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Panetta Reaffirms Partnership, Friendship With Chile

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta discussed various issues, ranging from drug trafficking to cyber security, with Chile's president and defense minister during a visit to the country's captial of Santiago. Story

Secretary Says U.S., Brazil
Partnership ‘Is the Future’

On the second day of his first official visit to Brazil, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addressed a war college audience, watched an amphibious assault demonstration by Brazilian Marines, and paid tribute to Brazil’s fallen heroes of World War II. Story

Panetta Calls for Closer Military Relations With Brazil

The relationship between the United States and Brazil is between two global powers, and American officials welcome the warming ties with the South American powerhouse, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said at Brazil’s Superior War College in Rio de Janeiro. Story

U.S., Brazil Launch New Defense Cooperation Dialogue

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim conducted the first U.S.-Brazil Defense Cooperation Dialogue, an initiative recently established in Washington, D.C., by U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. 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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Travel locations: Colombia, Brazil, Chile

Travel locations: Colombia, Brazil, Chile

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