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** FILE ** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies June 13, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies June 13, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Defense subcommittee during a hearing on the the Defense Department's fiscal 2013 budget. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, second right, and the head of NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen, center left, upon his arrival at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, second right, and the head of NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen, center left, upon his arrival at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

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Midshipman Kevin Joseph Hillery, who was paralyzed from the waist down in his junior year by a falling tree, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, third from right, has he takes the stage to receive his diploma during the Graduation ceremony the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony held for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, second from left, stand on the main stage at the beginning of the graduation ceremony held for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visits grave sites on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama, right, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, stand during the singing of the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama, right, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, stand during the singing of the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama, right, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, stand during the singing of the National Anthem at the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pauses on Tuesday, May 10, 2012, during a briefing at the Pentagon. (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)

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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)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pauses May 10, 2012, during a briefing at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, April 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, April 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)