Panetta Meets with U.S. Leaders, Visits with Troops in Kandahar

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, with a salute, Dec. 13, 2012. Abrams is the commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops from Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops from Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens to a question from U.S. Army Capt. Errico, assigned to Regional Command South, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta answers a question during an interview with Erin Burnett, CNN news anchor, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with Erin Burnett, CNN news anchor, during an interview in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta looks at the 3rd Infantry Division’s mascot with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, the divisions commanding general, at Regional Command South headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, meets with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James Terry, center, commander, International Security Assistance Forces, Joint Command, right, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, left, Senior Military Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, second from left, commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops from Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops from Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo