MANAS AFB, KYRGYZSTAN - JULY 9: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (C) walks towards C-17 aircraft after landing and switching planes at Manas Air Force Base as he is enroute to Kabul, ... more 
MANAS AFB, KYRGYZSTAN - JULY 9: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (C) walks towards C-17 aircraft after landing and switching planes at Manas Air Force Base as he is enroute to Kabul, Afghanistan to meet with troops, military officials, and government officials July 9, 2011 in Manas Air Force Base, Kyrgyzstan. During a surprise visit to Afghanistan and his first as Defense Secretary, Panetta declared that the United States is "within reach" of "strategically defeating" Al Qaeda as a terrorist threat. (Photo by Paul J. Richards-Pool/Getty Images) less 
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