Panetta Travels to Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with U.S. Navy aircrew assigned to the National Airborne Operations Center aboard a U.S. Air Force E-4B aircraft at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen and U.S. Air Force Col. James Jacobson, commander of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, at Manas Air Force Base, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with traveling press pool members aboard a U.S. Air Force E-4B aircraft, July 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who was sworn in to office July 1, 2011, speaks to traveling press pool members aboard a U.S. Air Force E-4B aircraft, July 8. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with traveling press pool members aboard a U.S. Air Force E-4B aircraft, July 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta upon the secretary's arrival at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrives at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrives for a briefing at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Karl W. Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Army Lt. Gen. John R. Allen, future commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force, and Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, current commander of the force, during a meeting at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry, left, and Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak as he arrives at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with members of the press at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey