**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (right), accompanied by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28, 2012, before the Senate Budget Committee on the Pentagon's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (right), accompanied by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28, 2012, before the Senate Budget Committee on the Pentagon's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)