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Obama, Panetta, DOD Leaders Hold Briefing on New Defense Strategy

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama walks with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to brief the press at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. Obama and Panetta delivered remarks on a new defense strategy for the Defense Department going forward. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and the members of the Joint Chiefs and service secretaries joined them at the briefing. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama, right, briefs the press  on a new defense strategy with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno stand behind Panetta and Obama. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama briefs the press on a new defense strategy as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, prepare to offer remarks at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, members of the Joint Chiefs and service secretaries participated in the briefing. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama briefs the press on a new defense strategy as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, prepare to offer remarks at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama briefs the press on a new defense strategy as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter prepare to offer remarks at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama briefs the press on a new defense strategy as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter prepare to offer remarks at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to the press about the new defense strategy as Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offers remarks to the press on the new defense strategy at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, center, offers remarks on the new defense strategy as Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, listen at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Members of the press raise their hands to ask questions after President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the new defense strategy at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett