Panetta Meets with U.S. Leaders in Kabul, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrives in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011, where U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and I Corps, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, stand ready to greet him. Panetta is scheduled to visit with Afghan leaders, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and I Corps, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. Panetta arrived at Kabul International Airport and is scheduled to visit with Afghan leaders, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan C. Crocker and other key members in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan C. Crocker speaks during a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan C. Crocker speaks during a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens as U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens as U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks with Jennifer Griffin of Fox News in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2011. Griffin interviewed Panetta on a variety of issues, including the U.S. relationship with Pakistan and the planned drawdown of troops in Afghanistan by 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo