Panetta Visits Djiboutian President, Meets with U.S. Troops

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta briefs the press during a flight to Djibouti, Dec. 12, 2011. While in the country, Panetta plans to meet with Djiboutian leaders and visit U.S. troops stationed there. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, walks with U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Geeta Pasi to the presidential palace in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, meets with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the presidential palace in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. Panetta thanked Guelleh for his continuing alliance with the United States. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Djiboutian television reporters interview U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta outside the presidential palace in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. Panetta had met with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh and thanked him for his continuing alliance with the United States. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. troops on Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. Panetta thanked each service member for their efforts and sacrifices while also wishing them happy holidays. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. troops on Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. troops on Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. troops on Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta  waves before departing Djibouti, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo