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Sec. Panetta and Gen. Dempsey Hold News Conference

Washington, DC
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joints Chief of Staff Chairman, General Martin Dempsey hold a briefing with members of the Pentagon press.

They are questioned about U.S. policy towards Syria, and the affect of President Obama's statement in support of same-sex marriage on military bases. Sec. Panetta reiterated that the military is bound by state law when it comes to marriages on base or performed by base chaplains.

Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 4:29pm (ET)

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