Defense Department Briefing

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta said that… read more

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” to do during the lame duck session. He challenged them to avoid sequestration, pass defense authorization and cybersecurity bills, and to work together to solve national problems. He also addressed the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He admitted that U.S. forces were on heightened alert that day but said that did not know the situation on the ground. close

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Program ID:
309067-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 25, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 26, 2012

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  • Oct 25, 2012 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 25, 2012 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 26, 2012 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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