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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left) and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrive to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, to answer questions on the Defense Department's response to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in September. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (center) arrives to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, to answer questions on the Defense Department's response to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in September. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Defense Department’s $247,000 flower-covered float will be a replica of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington. It will kick off events marking the 60th anniversary of the armistice. (Associated Press)

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"Freedom Is not Free," the Defense Department's entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's Day, is depicted in an artist's rendering. (Image courtesy of Phoenix Decorating Co.)

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"Freedom Is not Free," the Defense Department's entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's Day, is depicted in an artist's rendering. (Image courtesy of Phoenix Decorating Co.)

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** FILE ** Gary McKinnon, shown in this file photo from 2009, is charged with breaking into computers belonging to NASA, the Department of Defense and several branches of the U.S. military. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks June 22, 2012, about suicide prevention at the annual Suicide Prevention Conference held by the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. 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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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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Defense Secretary Leon E. 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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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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President Obama, joined by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (third from left), Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (center) and various senior Defense Department and military officials, discusses the Defense Strategic Review and a military strategy that will include large defense cuts at the Pentagon on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, during the commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Defense Department headquarters. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Associated Press CIA Director Leon E. Panetta is poised to move to the Pentagon following unanimous Senate approval Tuesday of his nomination to head the Defense Department. He begins his new job July 1.