The SecDef dropped in for a surprise visit to Afghanistan and this is what happened:
Troops Can't Be Trusted Apparently
I've got a feeling that I would probably have taken my weapon out of the tent and would not have returned myself. This is a very dangerous combat zone and the threat to our troops even within the secure areas has been reinforced repeatedly. To suggest that they would point their weapons inward to threaten Panetta more readily than they would point them outward to defend him is very telling of the situation.