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Rep. Walter Jones To Panetta: How Many More U.S. Soldiers Have To Die In Afghanistan?

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, appearing before the House Armed Services Committee today, faced tough questions from Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Jones, quoting from an email he received from a Marine Corp. general in Afghanistan, asked, “What do we say to the mother and father, the wife of the last soldier or Marine killed to support a corrupt government and a corrupt leader in a war that cannot be won?” Jones went on to ask Panetta if, as former Defense Secretary Robert Gates committed, the Pentagon still plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2015. Watch it: