“At a time when I am sure that there's an awful lot to be mad about, there's a lot to be proud of when it comes to our men and women in uniform.”

— Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, telling reporters Tuesday that despite the presidential campaign, the drought and mass killings of innocents, it’s important to remember the U.S. remains at war, “and that young men and women are dying in order to try to protect this country.”

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