U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, smiles next to New Zealand's Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman at the Government House in Auckland, New Zealand Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Panett

 

              U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, smiles next to New Zealand
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, smiles next to New Zealand's Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman at the Government House in Auckland, New Zealand Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Panetta become the first Pentagon chief to visit the South Pacific nation in 30 years as the U.S. tries to rebuild military ties that were fractured when New Zealand banned nuclear warships from its shores. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)