Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan

Associated Press
This photo provided by Lt. Col. Jose Garcia shows U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Divisioin, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon on Saturday, July 14, 2012,  at a ceremony in Columbia, S.C. Flaherty wrote the letters before he was killed in Vietnam in 1969 and they were preserved by the Vietnamese after they were found on his body. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was given the letters during a visit to Vietnam last month. (AP Photo/Lt. Col. Jose Garcia)

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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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