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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

January 2013
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On Final Official Trip, Panetta
Shares Legacy of Service

During what he has said was likely his last official trip in office, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta outlined a legacy and a dream that he often says is not exclusively American, but simply human: a better life "for our children." Story

In London, Panetta Calls for ‘Innovative’ Allied Action

The hostage crisis in Algeria has ended, but information on what exactly happened and how many people were killed remain unclear, the U.S. and British defense chiefs told reporters in London. Story

Secretary: Terrorists 'Will
Have No Place to Hide'

U.S. and allied officials are working around the clock to resolve the hostage situation in Algeria, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during his address at King's College in London. Story

Panetta Urges New Focus
For NATO Alliance

In an address in London, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said the NATO alliance is at a turning point and urged his audience to think about what its future responsibilities should be. Story

Panetta Arrives in London With Speech, Meetings Scheduled

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed at Heathrow Airport in London for the last scheduled stop on his weeklong tour of European capitals, which has also taken him to Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid and Rome. Story

Secretary Discusses Service
With U.S. Troops in Italy

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, on a tour of Europe to talk with leaders in key allied nations, stopped at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy, to speak to soldiers, including some members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team backd from a recent deployment to 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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