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Dave Barno took this picture of CNAS staffers watching yesterday's Pentagon press briefing. From right to left, USMC fellow Rob Clark, USAF fellow Tom Cooper, Nora Bensahel, Travis Sharp, and some guy too busy writing snarky comments on Twitter about Leon Panetta's yellow tie to pay attention to what is actually being said. This is an "action" shot of life at a think tank.