U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is welcomed as Kuwaiti Defense Minister Sheik Ahmad Al-Khaled Al Sabah (2nd R) looks on, at Kuwait International Airport on December 11, 2012 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The Defense Secretary is due to meet with troops as part of the visit to thank them for their service. (Getty Images)
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