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October 25, 2012
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gestures as he speaks during a joint news conference with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, not seen, at the Pentagon, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Panetta said the U.S. military did not intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because it was over before the U.S. has sufficient information on which to act.