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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left) shakes hands with Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith (right) as U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder (second from left) and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen look on during a round-table meeting of NATO defense ministers at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) walks with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano (left) past an honor guard during a ceremony at army headquarters in Lima, Peru, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) shakes hands with Gen. Ma Xiao Tian, China's chief of the general staff, as U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (center) looks on after Mr. Panetta's arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left), is welcomed with flowers as China’s Chief of the General Staff Gen. Ma Xiao Tian (right), and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke stand by Monday in Beijing. Mr. Panetta is on his third trip to Asia in 11 months, reflecting the Pentagon’s shift to put more focus on the Pacific region. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (center) steps off his jet after arriving at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Mr. Panetta is in Japan as part of an Asian tour, which includes stops in China and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (right) speaks to reporters aboard his aircraft on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, on the way to official visits to Japan, China and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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Presiden Obama, flanked by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) and Gen. Martin Dempsey, bows his head at the Pentagon Memorial during a ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Deanie Dempsey and Gen. Martin Dempsey, pauses after placing a wreath at the Pentagon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, during a ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confer on Capitol Hill in Washington before testifying before Congress on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is greeted Tuesday by Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi in Cairo. Mr. Panetta also met for the first time with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (Associated Press)