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Panetta says massacre must not deter Afghan mission


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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (C) leaves after visiting with troops from the 31st BN Light Infantry of the Georgian Army at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, March 14, 2012. Panetta told troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday that the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier should not deter them from their mission to secure the country ahead of a 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline. REUTERS/Scott Olson/Pool