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    Presidential Decision Making

    Former chiefs of staff and advisers to Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama talked about the presidents' decision-making process. The panelists also…

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    Defense Policy Remarks

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League centennial meeting held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. He urged the National Guard in…

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    Government Shutdown and National Debt

    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former budget director in the George W. Bush administration Jim Nussle talked about the national debt and the government shutdown. Both are…

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    Ceremony Honoring Former Secretary Clinton

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey honored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Department of Defense’s highest award for…

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    Defense Secretary Panetta Remarks

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking the Pentagon press corps and announced the creation of a new military award, the…

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    Pentagon Farewell Address

    Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a third nuclear test, he said the country posed a…

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    Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Leon Panetta

    President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The ceremony included members from all of the…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in…

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    Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities

    Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would…

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    Women in Combat

    Defense Secretary Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey announced that the military was dropping its ban against women in combat. Secretary Panetta said that…

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    Defense Department Budget

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta focused on the upcoming $500 billion budget cut under the delayed…

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    CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations

    President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in…

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    Assistance for Veterans Re-Adjusting to Civilian Life

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta briefed reporters at the Veterans Affairs offices in Washington, D.C., on joint departmental efforts to assist…

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    Defense Secretary Panetta at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Secretary Panetta spoke at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in honor of the hospital’s first anniversary and to pay tribute to medical professionals in the…

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    Nuclear Weapons Security

    President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative Threat Reduction U.S.-Russia program to secure nuclear weapons in former Soviet…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak conducted a joint press conference. Defense Minister Barak re-emphasized that Palestine’s decision to apply…

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    Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that America’s fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta said that Congress had a “great deal of critical work”…

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    U.S.-South Korea Relations

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and South Korea’s Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin spoke to reporters following annual security talks at the Pentagon. Secretary Panetta said that…

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