The Seattle Times


Friday, December 14, 2012

Pentagon to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) talks with Col. Christopher E. Craige, Commander of the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base on December 14, 2012 in Incirlik, Turkey. Following the US Defense Secretary's meeting with Afghan president Hamid Karzai and top Afghan officials during his three-day visit to Afghanistan, Secretary Panetta met with US troops and commanders, as the US looks towards a decision on troop numbers once the US-led coalition ends in late 2014.