Panetta Meets With Defense Leaders in Peru

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrives in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. Panetta is on a four-day trip to the region, visiting counterparts in Peru and Uruguay. Upon departing South America, he will go to Brussels, Belgium, where he will attend a meeting of NATO officials. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido, right, Peruvian Navy Adm. Jose E. Cueto Aservi, left, and U.S. Ambassador Rose Likins, far right, upon Panetta's arrival in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. Panetta is visiting counterparts in South America to enhance defense cooperation. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, shakes hands with Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido upon arrival in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens to Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido greet the press upon Panetta's arrival in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido speaks to the press upon U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's arrival in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012.
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the press in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Ambassador Rose M. Likins, left, meet with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  •  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido, far right, in Lima, Peru, Oct. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Secretary Defense Leon E. Panetta, right, shakes hands with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Peruvian soldiers in ceremonial dress uniforms salute U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta upon his arrival at the presidential palace in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Peruvian soldiers salute U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during an honors ceremony in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012.  DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido inspect the troops during an honors ceremony in Lima, Peru, Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Secretary of U.S. Defense Leon E. Panetta and Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido meet in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. Panetta is visiting South America on a 4 day trip to strenghten defense relationships with Western Hemisphere counterparts.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the press in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido address the press in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the press in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives the Military Order of Ayacucho from Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido at a decoration ceremony in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido shake hands with members of the Peruvian military after a decoration ceremony in which Panetta received the Military Order of Ayacucho in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Harold Forsyth and Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido after a decoration ceremony presenting Panetta with the Military Order of Ayacucho in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with fellow members of the Military Order of Ayacucho after receiving the decoration in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano Bellido pose for a photo after a decoration ceremony presenting him with the Ayachcho Military Order in Lima, Peru Oct. 6, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo