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Travels With Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

July - August 2012
North Africa
The Middle East

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Panetta Pledges Help to Jordan
For Syrian Refugees

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pledged to explore ways to continue U.S. help in providing humanitarian aid to those affected by violence in Syria. Story

Iron Dome System Demonstrates
U.S-Israeli Partnership

After passing through an orchard of fruit-laden apple trees and passing fields of corn and vegetables, it’s jarring to come across a rocket launcher. Story

Iranian Nuke Program
Dominates Panetta’s Talks in Israel

Iranian nuclear ambitions dominated discussions between U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Story

U.S., Israeli Leaders United
Against Iranian Nuke Efforts

If diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions fail, the United States has military options to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. Story

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Panetta's Locations

U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan

Tunis, Tunisia
Cairo, Egypt
Jerusalem
Amman, Jordan

About the Secretary

Leon 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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