U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, and Britain's Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond attend the two-day NATO defense ministers meeting to discuss Syria and Afghanistan, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. The head of NATO urged member countries Thursday to stop cutting their defense budgets in response to tough economic times, saying continued reductions will compromise the safety of all of the military alliance’s 28 members. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, and Britain's Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond attend the two-day NATO defense ministers meeting to discuss Syria and Afghanistan, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. The head of NATO urged member countries Thursday to stop cutting their defense budgets in response to tough economic times, saying continued reductions will compromise the safety of all of the military alliance’s 28 members. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, and Britain's Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond attend the two-day NATO defense ministers meeting to discuss Syria and Afghanistan, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. The head of NATO urged member countries Thursday to stop cutting their defense budgets in response to tough economic times, saying continued reductions will compromise the safety of all of the military alliance’s 28 members. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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