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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

November 2012
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Panetta Meets with Southeast
Asian Counterparts

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met here today with his counterparts from 10 countries that are part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, during his first visit to Cambodia since taking office. Story

U.S., Thai Leaders Move Defense Alliance Into 21st Century

In Bangkok, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Thai Defense Minister Sukamphon Suwannathat affirmed their nations’ long-term military partnership, updating a vision for the alliance whose most recent statement, in 1962, focused on fighting communism. Story

Panetta Directs Review of Officers’ Culture of Stewardship

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered a review to determine how the armed forces can better foster a culture of stewardship among senior military officers, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in Bangkok. Story

U.S. to Locate Key Space-Surveillance Systems in Australia

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith have agreed to place a space-surveillance radar and a space-surveillance telescope in Australia. Story

‘Business as Usual’ Encompasses Much for U.S., Australia

The annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations was very much a “business as usual” conference that checked the state of the alliance and charted the way forward for the two countries. Story

U.S.-Australia Alliance Bolsters Regional Security, Prosperity

Agreements reached during the latest meeting of top U.S. and Australian officials will further cooperation between the nations’ military forces and expand capabilities related to the frontier of space. 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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