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July 10, 2011 9:52 am

Panetta: Al Qaeda Defeat Within Reach

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Leon E. Panetta, right, takes the oath of office as the 23rd U.S. secretary of defense during a Pentagon ceremony.

WSJ – KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. is within reach of “strategically defeating” al Qaeda and, with Osama bin Laden dead, is mounting a concerted campaign to hunt down the network’s 10 to 20 remaining senior leaders in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and North Africa.

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