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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta greets members of the Libyan delegation on the tarmac during his arrival in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)
Photo by: Pablo Martinez Monsivais
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta greets members of the Libyan delegation on the tarmac during his arrival in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

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