Panetta Signs Memorandum, Briefs Press, Tours Perth

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith sign a memorandum of understanding in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith sign a memorandum of understanding in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith exchange documents during a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith share a light moment after signing a memorandum of understanding in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, second from right, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr brief the press after the 2012 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr brief the press after the 2012 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands with Australian generals as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr brief the press after the 2012 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta,right, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith brief the press after the 2012 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Leon E. Panetta answers a question from reporters after the 2012 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations in Perth, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, foreground, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, visit the home of former Australian Prime Minister John Curtin in Cottesloe, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. Cottesloe, a suburb of Perth, is the home town of Curtin, who was the Prime Minister for Australia during World War II. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greet members of the Cottesloe swim rescue squad in Cottesloe, Australia, a suburb of Perth, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets members of the Cottesloe swim rescue squad in Cottesloe, Australia, a suburb of Perth, Nov 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Colin Barnett, the premier of Western Australia, left, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Cottesloe, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thank Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett for hosting them in Cottesloe, Australia, a suburb of Perth, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thank Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett for hosting them in Cottesloe, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta presents Australian army Cpl. Daniel Keighran, an Australian Victoria Cross recipient, with a commemorative coin while visiting Cottesloe, Australia, Nov 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with Australian army Cpl. Daniel Keighran, an Australian Victoria Cross recipient, after presenting him a coin while visiting Cottesloe, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, second from left, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, far left, speak with Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett and his wife in Cottesloe, Australia, Nov. 14, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo