Military Faces Transition Point, Panetta Says
By Jim Garamone
EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 – The military is at a moment of transition brought about by the service and sacrifices of a generation of service members, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.
The secretary thanked more than 800 of those service members while speaking to them in a Fort Bliss hangar about what the transition will mean for them and their families, and the nation. The way forward was charted by the defense strategy review that President Barack Obama announced last week at the Pentagon.