Panetta: U.S., Brazil Partnership ‘Is the Future’
By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 26, 2012 – On the second day of his first official visit to Brazil, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta yesterday addressed a war college audience, watched an amphibious assault demonstration by Brazilian Marines, and paid tribute to Brazil’s fallen heroes of World War II.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta observes a Brazilian Marine Corps demonstration with Adm. Ferando Antonio at Governor’s Island Marine Base, Rio de Janeiro, April 25, 2012. Panetta is on a five-day trip to the region to meet with counterparts and military officials in Colombia, Brazil and Chile to discuss an expansion of defense and security cooperation. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley