Panetta Meets with Colombian Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Colombian National Army Commander Gen. Alejandro Navas Ramos, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno and U.S. Ambassador to Colombia P. Michael McKinley greet U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Bogota, Colombia, April 23, 2012. Panetta is on a five-day trip to the region to meet with counterparts and military officials in Colombia, Brazil and Chile to discuss an expansion of defense and security cooperations. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno and U.S. Ambassador to Colombia P. Michael McKinley arrive in Tolemaida, Colombia, April 23, 2012, to observe Colombian special forces demonstrate their skills. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shares a laugh with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno in Bogota, Colombia, April 23, 2012.   DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno greet Colombian special forces in Tolemaida, Colombia, April, 23, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets Colombian special forces after a demonstration of their skills in Tolemaida, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets U.S. service members in Tolemaida, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta answers questions during a joint press conference with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno in Tolemaida, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta answers questions during a joint press conference with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno in Tolemaida, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks Colombian service members after receiving an award in Bogota, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota, Colombia, April 23, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley