Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan

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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013, file photo outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Pentagon's role in responding to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did, and didn’t do, the night the Benghazi diplomatic post burned. Together their 30 hours of testimony to congressional investigators gives the fullest account yet of the military’s response to the surprise attacks in Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, 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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