Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at U.S. Army Garrison in Vicenza, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Panetta is in Italy as part of a weeklong swing across Europe, meeting with defense ministers to talk about ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Mali. This is expected to be Panetta's last overseas trip as Pentagon chief, as he long has planned to step down once his replacement is confirmed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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