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Panetta says photos of troops posing with dead Afghans 'not who we are'

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized Wednesday for photos that showed U.S. troops posing with body parts of dead Afghan militants.

“This is not who we are,” Panetta said at a news conference in Brussels during a NATO meeting of defense and foreign ministers.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the photos were “reprehensible” and that President Obama shared Panetta’s opinion that the incident should be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable.

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