Gates, Karzai Tour Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Left to right, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Aghan President Hamid Karzai and Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak in Washington, D.C., before touring Arlington National Cemetary, May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Left to right, U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy,  U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talk with Aghan President Hamid Karzai and Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak in Washington, D.C., before touring Arlington National Cemetary, May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates escort Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a tour of Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. Section 60, also known as the “saddest acre in America,” is where many of the troops who died in support of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are laid to rest.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, escort Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, on a tour of Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Left to right, Afghan Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Aghan President Hamid Karzai listen to U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, at a grave site while on a tour of Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Left to right, John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and U.S. Defense Secretary of  Robert M. Gates tour the cemetery's Section 60, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Aghan President Hamid Karzai, center, listen to John Metzler, right, John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, while on a tour of Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery and in Arlington, Va.,  May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Aghan President Hamid Karzai, center, looks at colored stones placed on top of a fallen soldier's headstone as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, look on while on a tour of Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center right, talks with Aghan President Hamid Karzai, center left, while on a tour of Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  tour the cemetery's Section 60, May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, and John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, tour the cemetery's Section 60, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, and says farewell to Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak after touring Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, right, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, thanks Afghan President Hamid Karzai after touring Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and  U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, conclude a tour of Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Chairman, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and  U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, after a tour of Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison