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Leon Panetta warns US troops to watch their behaviour | Telegraph

Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, has warned American soldiers to watch their behaviour following months of scandals that have caused major embarrassment and in some cases violence.

Speaking to soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia, where Mr Panetta began his military career as an Army lieutenant nearly 50 years ago, the defense chief delivered a personal plea, urging troops to honor their military values.

“These days, it takes only seconds – seconds – for a picture, a photo, to suddenly become an international headline,” Mr Panetta said. “And those headlines can impact the mission that we’re engaged in, they can put your fellow service members at risk, they can hurt morale, they can damage our standing in the world, and they can cost lives.”

via Leon Panetta warns US troops to watch their behaviour – Telegraph.

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