Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Afghanistan: U.S. Within Reach Of 'Strategically Defeating' al Qaeda

The United States is "within reach of strategically defeating al Qaeda," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today en route to Afghanistan. "I think now is the moment -- now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because I do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al Qaeda as a threat to this country," Panetta told reporters on board a flight to the war-torn country. With the killing of Osama bin Laden, U.S. forces recovered a "treasure trove" of...Full Story
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