Panetta Pledges ‘No Hollow Force’ on His Watch
Panetta also pledged to be a tireless advocate for service members and their families. “You and your families will always be foremost on my mind and at the top of my agenda,” he said.
The secretary will not hesitate to do what needs to be done to defend America. He also will fight for the needs “of the men and women who serve in harm’s way, and the families who support them,” he said. “Even as the United States addresses fiscal challenges at home, there will be no hollow force on my watch. That will require us all to be disciplined in how we manage taxpayer resources.”