Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in black, poses with U.S. troops at Kabul International Airport before boarding his plane to return to Washington, on December 14. Panetta signed a deployment order en route to Turkey from Afghanistan calling for 400 U.S. soldiers to operate two batteries of Patriot missile at undisclosed locations in Turkey to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack. (Pool/Getty Images)
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at National Press Club
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta makes a final appearance at the National Press Club to address military budgets and U.S. military priorities around the world. He is just back from Afghanistan, Kuwait and Turkey.
Leon Panetta: U.S. Secretary of Defense