From the July 27 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:
ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): Does yesterday's announcement make sense to you both how it was made and the policy itself?
LEON PANETTA: No, not at all. I think it frankly undermines something that has made the United States the strongest military power on the face of the earth. The fact that we allow everyone to serve our country, we've opened the doors to people that want to be good soldiers and serve this country, regardless of race, regardless of color or creed, regardless of gender, regardless of sexual orientation. If they can be a good soldier, then they ought to be given the opportunity to serve.