ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 20: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen (R) speak to members of the media during a briefing at the ... more 
ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 20: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen (R) speak to members of the media during a briefing at the Pentagon briefing room September 20, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. The Pentagon has officially ended the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy that has prevented gay people to serve in the military openly. The briefing was the last one Mullen conducted before his retirement from his position. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, Sep 20, 2011 4:46 PM EDT