Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Panetta hails 'last chapter' of war in Afghanistan
Thursday - 1/10/2013, 11:36am EST
AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is hailing what he calls "the last chapter" of a long and costly struggle to ensure that Afghanistan can govern itself and avoid reverting to a haven for terrorists.
In remarks at the start of a meeting in his Pentagon office with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Panetta reflected on what he called a decade of great sacrifice by Afghans as well as their coalition partners.
Panetta was conferring with Karzai a day ahead of the Afghan leader's meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama.
Karzai followed Panetta's remarks by saying he could assure Americans that Afghanistan will soon be able to provide for its own security. And he said it will never again be threatened by what he called "terrorists from across our borders."
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)