Panetta Meets With Defense Ministers in Uruguay

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador Julissa Reynoso upon arrival in Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct. 6, 2012. Panetta is visiting South America on a four-day trip to strenghten defense relationships with Western Hemisphere counterparts. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Canadian Minister of Defense Peter MacKay at a conference for defense ministers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. Panetta brought pumpkin pie to the meeting because the Canadians were missing their Thanksgiving due to their participation in the conference.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, meets with Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Luis Nunes at a conference for defense ministers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for a photo with El Salvadorian Defense Minister Jose Atilio Benitez Parada at a conference for Defense Ministers in Punta del Este, Urugay Oct 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with El Salvadorian Defense Minister Jose Atilio Benitez Parada at a conference for Defense Ministers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, meets with El Salvadorian Defense Minister Jose Atilio Benitez Parada at a conference for defense ministers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, receives a gift from El Salvadorian Defense  Minister Jose Atilio Benitez Parada at a conference for defense ministers in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, greets Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay at a conference for in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, greets Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro before meeting at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, meets with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro before meeting at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, meets with Uruguayan Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro before meeting at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  •  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno at a conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta sings happy birthday along with his staff to Carrie Kagawa, a member of the the secretary's advance travel staff, in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, Oct. 7, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo