Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey (left), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (center) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testify May 23, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Law of the Sea Convention. (Associated Press)

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey (left), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (center) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testify May 23, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Law of the Sea Convention. (Associated Press)