Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan

Associated Press
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 file photo released by the Press Information Department, Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, left, meets Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency Leon Panetta in Islamabad, Pakistan. American ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson is seen on right. The U.S. and Pakistan are starting to look more like enemies than friends, threatening the U.S. fight against Taliban and al-Qaida militants based in the country and efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan before American troops withdraw. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta raised the temperature this past week by joking during a trip to Pakistan's archenemy India about how the U.S. didn't tell Islamabad about the covert Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year in a Pakistani garrison town. Pakistani officials were infuriated they were kept in the dark, and the country's army was humiliated that it wasn't able to stop the American operation. (AP Photo/Press Information Department, 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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