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Leon Panetta praises “tough general” James Mattis

Former secretary of defense commends Donald Trump’s pick to head the Pentagon but offers one note of caution

Leon Panetta visits Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is scheduled to meet with President Karzai during his two-day visit to Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a U.S. soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women.