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Panetta starts job as Defense secretary on Friday

Leon Panetta will start his new job as the Defense secretary tomorrow.

Panetta is leaving his job as CIA director, a post he held for two years. He is replacing secretary Robert Gates who is retiring today.

Secretary Panetta served as a congressman from 1977 until 1993.

He also headed the Budget Committee and was director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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One of his first tasks will be slicing the military’s budget as well as handling some pretty controversial issues.

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