US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has been speaking to reporters about the Colombia prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents and military personnel.
The Pentagon has suspended security clearances of military personnel implicated in the Colombia prostitution scandal, pending the results of the investigation, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.
US Secret Service and military personnel allegedly took as many as 21 women back to their hotel, ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to the seaside city of Cartagena to attend the Summit of the Americas.
They were discovered when one woman complained about money, leading to the involvement of the local police.
The White House has confirmed that President Obama held a video conference with Afganistan's President Hamid Karzai today.
During the call, they are said to have noted progress toward a strategic partnership agreement.