Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan

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FILE - In this June 13, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking gay pride month just as it marks other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.  Officials said Thursday that they're planning the first-ever event to recognize gay and lesbian troops.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is scheduled to meet with President Karzai during his two-day visit to Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a U.S. soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women.

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