South Korea Asia Panetta

October 27, 2011 - 6:10 AM
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, shakes hands with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta during their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Panetta, on the final leg of a weeklong Asia tour, is holding a series of meetings with South Korean leaders to offer assurances of American support in the face of North Korean threats. (AP Photo/Jo Yong-hak, Pool)