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Working Together Key To Western Hemisphere’s Success


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May 13, 2012

Miami Herald

By Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense

During the past decade, a remarkable transformation has taken place in the Western Hemisphere. Across the region, countries are doing more than they ever have before to advance peace and security within and beyond their borders. … I recently had the opportunity to visit three countries that demonstrate this progress during my first trip to South America as the United States Secretary of Defense.