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Defense Secretary Panetta Bids Farewell to Pentagon Staff

Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delivered a farewell address to employees at the Pentagon.  He was honored by President Obama and military leaders with an official farewell ceremony last week.  Secretary Panetta is expected to stay on the job until his pending successor, former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), is confirmed.  The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a confirmation vote for Tuesday afternoon.

Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:10pm (ET)

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