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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left) arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Sen. Carl Levin, the committee chairman, is at center; the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. John McCain, is at right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (left) arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Sen. Carl Levin, the committee chairman, is at center; the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. John McCain, is at right. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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