Panetta Visits Leaders in Hanoi, Vietnam

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, shakes hands with Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi, Vietnam,  June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  •  Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh, left, escorts U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during a pass and review in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh, walk through an honor cordon in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta accepts letters from Vietnamese Defense Secretary Phung Quang Thanh, in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. The letters were written by American service members from the Vietnam war. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta looks through a diary that once belonged to a Vietnamese soldier while visiting Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. The diary has been in the United States since the end of the Vietnam War. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta looks through a diary that once belonged to a Vietnamese soldier while visiting Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. The diary has been in the United States since the end of the Vietnam War.
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense looks through the diary of a Vietnamese soldier from the Vietnam War while visiting Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • The diary of a Vietnamese soldier who fought in the Vietnam War over 50 years ago is brought back to Hanoi, Vietnam, by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh hold a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta presents Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh with the diary of a Vietnamese soldier from the Vietnam War while visiting Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. The diary had been in the United States since the end of the war and was brought back to Vietnam to be given to the family of the fallen soldier. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh hold a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh hold a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh hold a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh depart the Vietnamese defense headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is briefed by members of the U.S. Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command while in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, speaks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam,  June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Pham Binh Minh, Vietnamese foreign affairs minister, during a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam,  June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Pham Binh Minh, Vietnamese foreign affairs minister, during a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, after a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 4, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo