Panetta to lead U.S. delegation to NATO defense ministerial

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, October 6, 2011

From American Forces Press Service: Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta will continue in his position until former Sen. Chuck Hagel is confirmed , Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a tweet released yesterday. . . .

Panetta will lead the U.S. delegation to the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels next week. Obama administration officials had expected Hagel to be confirmed in time to lead that effort.  (photo: Reuters)

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