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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listens as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen speaks Tuesday at the Pentagon about the Libya turmoil. (Associated Press)

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Michael G. Vickers, assistant secretary of defense for special operations, said the Pentagon was not the appropriate agency to assess economic warfare and financial terrorism risks. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley (left) and Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn announce the KC-46A tanker contract award to Boeing Co. during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talks about the Defense Department's proposed budget at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont says the Pentagon has continued to pay contractors found to be defrauding the U.S. government. (Associated Press)

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Joint Chief Vice Chairman Gen. James E. Cartwright, right, accompanied by Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley, conduct a media briefing at the Pentagon to discuss the progress of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal implementation effort. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Lawrence A. Franklin, a Pentagon analyst (left), pleaded guilty in 2006 to three counts of mishandling classified information. The case involved the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen discuss the proposed defense budget, which calls for major personnel cuts, with reporters Thursday at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Joints Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen speaks to reporters on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Pentagon military and civilian staff members listen as Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson, left, and Army Gen. Carter Ham, speak to reporters on gays in the military, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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A report of a Pentagon survey on the issues associated with a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is seen on a table,at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, after Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen spoke to reporters on gays in the military. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to reporters on gays in the military on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James Cartwright outlines the Defense Department's fiscal year 2010 budget request during a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on April 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

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The Pentagon, across the Potomac River from Washington, is seen in this aerial view in March 2008. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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President Obama is seen here Sept. 11 with Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen (left) and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at the Pentagon Memorial marking the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Associated Press)