U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta before boarding his plane at... News PhotoAirplane,Conflict,Diplomacy,Horizontal,Incirlik Air Base,Leon E. Panetta,Military,Politics,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesINCIRLIK, TURKEY - DECEMBER 14: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta before boarding his plane at Incirlik Air Base on December 14, 2012 in Incirlik, Turkey. Following the US Defense Secretary's meeting with Afghan president Hamid Karzai and top Afghan officials during his three-day visit to Afghanistan, Secretary Panetta met with US troops and commanders, as the US looks towards a decision on troop numbers once the US-led coalition ends in late 2014. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)