Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is stepping down after just 18 months at the Pentagon, but his legacy is guaranteed to be a long one. He has lifted the ban on women in combat. We look at the pros and cons for the military, in Constitutional law and American culture. Also, Democrats unveil an assault weapons ban pleading for grass-root support, and a White House message to Wall Street.
Banner image: Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (L) and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Department of Defense photo by Glenn Fawcett