Ahead of strategy roll-out, Panetta huddles with president

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The meeting comes just two days before Panetta will unveil a sweeping new national defense strategy that will jettison the decades-old doctrine that held the U.S. military would be capable of fighting two major wars at once.

The strategy, to be previewed in a Thursday Pentagon briefing, will instead put in place a new doctrine under which the U.S. military will be able to fight one major conflict while also preventing a potential foe from acting too aggressively elsewhere, according to The New York Times.