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    In the five years since “The Sopranos” ended, James Gandolfini has eschewed the spotlight, disappearing into a heap of character-actor performances that, while they may lack the heft of Tony Soprano, have further proved the actor’s wide-ranging talent.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (right) talks with Chief Mate Fred Cullen as he takes a boat out to the USNS Richard E. Byrd in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, on Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

    Panetta wants more U.S. access to Vietnam harbor

    From the flight deck of the USS Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta could look out across Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay toward the South China Sea.

  • Illustration: Afghanistan anniversary by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Calculating the costs of war

    L eon E. Panetta's first major ad- dress as defense secretary was c clearly designed to be magisterial, the credo of the Free World, still headed by the United States, cognizant of its worldwide responsibilities, albeit with much budgetary belt-tightening. He didn't mention the two wasteful wars that had little to do with defending Western civilization.

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets members of the helicopter medivac crew attached to the 115th Combat Support Hospital while making an unannounced visit to Camp Dwyer in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

    Panetta in Iraq to see officials, commanders

    From one war front to another Sunday, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta hopped from a U.S. outpost in Afghanistan's southern desert to Baghdad, where he sought to encourage Iraqi leaders to decide soon whether they want a residual American military force beyond year's end.

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  • "I was hesitant to play another quote-unquote mob guy," he says. "You know, I've played a lot of these guys, and so I'm getting to a place where I want to play different people. This is kind of a guy who's a culmination of everybody I've played at the end. This is like the last nail in the coffin."

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  • The relationship between the two nations has come a long way, he said, "We have a complicated relationship, but we're not bound by that history."

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