Terming Pakistan as the key to US success in Afghanistan, Panetta said this was the single most important factor after the development of capabilities of the Afghan forces.
Panetta said due to a relentless campaign, al Qaeda`s ability to carry out a large-scale attack on the US has been seriously impacted, and as a result the US is safer against a 9/11-type attacks.
Panetta’s remarks came in response to Karzai`s complaints that the US is failing to go after militants based in Pakistan.
Day in Pics: 31st January
Showbiz World - January 31, 2015