Panetta Meets With Afghan Ministers at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, greets Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan, center, and Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, left, on the steps of  the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. Panetta hosted the two Afghan ministers for a third round of forums on Afghanistan security. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, escorts Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, center, and Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan through an honor cordon at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, escorts Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, center, and Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan to a meeting at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, greets Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak before a meeting at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, greets Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak before a meeting at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, poses for an official photograph with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, left, and Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meet with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, third from left foreground, and Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan, fourth from left foreground, at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, second from left, and Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan, left, meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, third from right foreground, at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, second from left foreground, and U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, fourth from left foreground, joined Panetta. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks during a meeting with Afghan ministers, including Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan, left foreground, at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, talks with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak and Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan (both across the table) as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter listens at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak talks during a meeting with U.S. defense leaders, including U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right foreground, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Afghan Interior Minister Gen. Bismullah Muhammadi Khan talks during a meeting with U.S. defense leaders, including U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left foreground, at the Pentagon, April 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo