Afghanistan US

March 14, 2012 - 12:25 PM
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, listens to his Afghan counterpart Bismillah Mohammadi, unseen, during a meeting at interior ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and other U.S. officials say the shooting spree should not derail the U.S. and NATO strategy of a gradual withdrawal of troops by the end of 2014. But it has further soured relations with war-weary Afghans, jeopardizing the U.S. strategy of working closely with Afghan forces so they can take over their country's security. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)