IN FLIGHT - JULY 9: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (R) talks with reporters as he conducts a press briefing aboard his military aircraft enroute to Kabul, Afghanistan to meet with troops, ... more 
IN FLIGHT - JULY 9: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (R) talks with reporters as he conducts a press briefing aboard his military aircraft enroute to Kabul, Afghanistan to meet with troops, military officials, and government officials July 9, 2011 in flight. 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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