U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, talks to New Zealand Maori Cultural Advisor WO1 Jerald Twomey during an official welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Auckland, New Z

 

              U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, talks to New Zealand Maori Cultural Advisor WO1 Jerald Twomey during an official welcoming ceremony at the Government House in Auckland, New Z
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, talks to New Zealand Maori Cultural Advisor WO1 Jerald Twomey during an official welcoming ceremony 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)