Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center right, and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter listen as John Hamre, Defense Policy Board chairman, center left, discusses the board's issues and conclusions during its annual meeting at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2011. The board was established to provide the defense secretary and senior staff an independent source of expert analysis, recommendations and opinions on security issues.
DOD photo by R.D. Ward
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