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Panetta's Tenure as Secretary of Defense

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Leon Panetta's final appearance on Capitol Hill as Defense secretary was to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and on the crisis in Syria. He testified with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey (on right) on Feb. 7, 2013.