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**FILE** Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale listens as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testify regarding the Department of Defense fiscal 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 15, 2011. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale listens as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testify regarding the Department of Defense fiscal 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 15, 2011. (Associated Press)

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