Panetta denies German claims over US Afghan troops

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has denied the German defence minister's claims that the US intends to maintain 8,000 - 12,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014.

Panetta said that a range of troop options were discussed, but for a Nato force to remain in Afghanistan - not just US troops. However he refused to discuss details on troop options for such a force.

Panetta denies US troops will stay in Afghanistan after 2014 Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire