Panetta Visits Afghanistan

    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE - MARCH 12:  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta boards a jet for a trip to Central Asia on March 12, 2012 at Andrews Air Force Base. The trip comes on the heels of a U.S. soldier being accused of going on a rampage and killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan, mostly children and women.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan, pledging that the U.S. would not change its strategy, despite recent tensions. In a possible acknowledgment of tensions after a U.S. soldier allegedly massacred 16 Afghan civilians, Marines were asked to leave their weapons outside the tent before Panetta spoke. An Afghan official says there is security footage of the soldier returning to his base and raising his arms in surrender. A delegation investigating the shooting was hit with a bomb that killed one intelligence official. Yesterday a delegation visiting the site was attacked by gunmen.

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