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After a Week of Bad News, NATO Talks Endgame in Afghanistan

The shadow of American misdeeds fell over a NATO summit of defense and foreign ministers in Brussels. A visibly irritated Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta apologized for the acts of U.S. soldiers who posed in front of the corpses of slain Taliban fighters, pictures of which were published by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. [...]
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German: U.S. to Leave 8,000-12,000 Troops in Afghanistan

News / International Affairs : Global Spin (2 years ago)

(BRUSSELS) — A German official said Friday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told NATO allies that the U.S. will leave between 8,000 and 12,000 American troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when combat ends. German Defense Minist... Read Post

U.S., Vietnam Exchange Pieces Of History: Two Soldiers' Last Writings

News : The Two-Way (3 years ago)

In Hanoi, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta returned a North Vietnamese soldier's diary. Vietnam's defense minister gave Panetta an American Army sergeant's letters. The exchange marks another milestone in the countries' relations. Read Post

A General's Apology for Iraq & Afghanistan

News : The Daily Beast (14 hours ago)

Both a soldier and a scholar, Gen. Daniel Bolger seems ideally equipped to hash out what went wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan, but even his expertise and honesty are not enough. Read Post

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