Penetrator bombs, commonly known as bunker busters, are stored on pallets at an ammunition plant in McAlester, Okla., in 2002. The U.S. sold 55 bunker busters to Israel in 2009, according to a recent Newsweek report. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Muslims pray during the holiday of Eid ul-Fitr at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 30. Some FBI agents complained that a recent training course on counterterrorism seemed biased against Muslims. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army Sgt. Don Stolle launches a Raven surveillance drone from Achin, Afghanistan, on Aug. 30. The drones have been widely used in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, and now the military plans to employ them in other areas as it tracks suspected terrorists. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta looks on at left as Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies Thursday in Washington. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen (right) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. The Pentagon is tasked with cutting $450 billion from its budget in the next 10 years. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan security personnel carry a wounded colleague across a street in Kabul on Sept. 14, after Taliban fighters attacked the most heavily protected part of the Afghan capital. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday before a Senate panel that the Haqqani network of militants, supported by Pakistan, was responsible for this attack, among others. ShahMarai /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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