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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at 12:50 p.m. EST at the National Press Club Luncheon at The National Press Club, Washington, D.C. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

“The Force of the 21st Century” (National Press Club)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Washington DC

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Press Reports Related to Undersecretary Michael Vickers

            “There is a pending Inspector General investigation involving Undersecretary Vickers, and the IG will and should reach her own conclusions.  But because yesterday's press reports on Mr. Vickers are unwarranted,...

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