Panetta Meets With Afghan Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, upon arriving on Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. Panetta is on a four-day trip to the region to meet with Afghan defense counterparts, local Afghan leaders and U.S, Afghan and coalition troops. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and U.S. Marine Corps. Maj. Gen. Mark Gurganus, commanding general of NATO Regional Command Southwest, walk on the tarmac after Panetta's arrival on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Helmand provincial governor Gulab Mangal, left, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during a visit to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012.  DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Afghan provincial leaders on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. Panetta is on a four-day trip to the region to meet with Afghan defense counterparts, leaders and U.S, Afghan and coalition troops. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Afghan provincial leaders on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012 DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks with Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Muhammadi Khan in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta departs the Afghan Ministry of Defense with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2012. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta conducts a press conference with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 15, 2012. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley