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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens April 18, 2012, during a joint news conference with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to a question about photographs published in the Los Angeles Times of soldiers posing with dead insurgents. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies March 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies March 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is greeted by Col. John Shafer after arriving to greet troops at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Olson, Pool)

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Afghan Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi (right) walks with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to the interior ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies March 7, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks March 6, 2012, before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks Feb. 3, 2012, to service members at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama, sitting next to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama, sitting next to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (center) and Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood (right), speaks Jan. 31, 2012, during a cabinet meeting at the White House. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (center) walks to his vehicle after being greeted by Ryan Crocker (right), U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Gen. John Allen upon his arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan on Dec., 13, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill on Nov. 15, 2011, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on security issues relating to Iraq. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, addresses a group of CEOs, including Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, center, during a meeting about hiring veterans hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation at the company's headquarters in New York, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (left) and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin shake hands during a joint press conference in Seoul on Oct. 28, 2011. (Associated Press)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is escorted in the rain to his car at the Pentagon on Oct. 12, 2011, after his meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right, escorts Australian Minister of Defense Stephen Smith into the Pentagon, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, during an honor cordon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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** FILE ** In this June 9, 2011, file photo, Defense Secretary nominee Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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New CIA Director Leon Panetta speaks with reporters, at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Panetta said Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela are in dire economic straits and could be destabilized by the worldwide economic crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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CodePink members greet CIA Director Leon Panetta as he arrives Thursday on Capitol Hill for a hearing on his nomination to be the next secretary of defense. (Associated Press)