Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan

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Leon Panetta, pictured in October, served the Obama administration as head of the Central Intelligence Agency between 2009 and 2011, and Defense Department chief between 2011 and 2013

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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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