Gates, Petraeus Joke About Launching an Attack on Libya *

After Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived at Kabul Airport this morning where he was greeted by General David Petraeus, microphones picked up the two men joking about launching an attack on Libya.

Petraeus and Gates shook hands after Gates arrived.

"Welcome back, sir,” Petraeus said to Gates. This is Gates’ 13th trip to Afghanistan as Secretary of Defense.

The two men began walking.

"Flying a little bigger plane than normal, you gonna launch some attacks on Libya or something?" Petreaus joked to Gates.

"Yeah, exactly,” Gates joked back.

-Jake Tapper

*This post has been updated.

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