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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

May 2012
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U.S. Reaching Limit of Patience
With Pakistan on Safe Havens

The United States is reaching the limits of its patience with Pakistan serving as a safe haven for terrorists attacking American forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in Kabul. Story

Panetta Arrives in Afghanistan
To Assess Situation

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Afghanistan to meet with NATO and Afghan leaders, visit with American troops, and assess the situation on the ground. Story

Secretary Says Strategy Puts
Dream of 21st Century in Reach

The dream of the 21st century is a world that shares in prosperity, security and peace, and by reaching out to other nations, the United States is taking the best path to make that dream a reality, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters in New Delhi. 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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