'This Week' Exclusive: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is interviewed on 'This Week.'

ByABC News
May 23, 2012, 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012— -- This Memorial Day weekend, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks exclusively to ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Sunday on "This Week."

Can the United States prevent the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan after American forces leave the country? Will the U.S. have to escalate the battle against Al Qaeda in Yemen to prevent a terrorist attack? And can Congress reduce the deficit without hollowing out the military and risking national security?

See Defense Secretary Leon Panetta this Sunday, only on "This Week."

Then, "This Week" debates all of the week's politics with our powerhouse roundtable: ABC News' George Will, former Michigan governor and host of Current TV's "The War Room" Jennifer Granholm, Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman, Washington Post national political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson, and National Journal editorial director Ron Brownstein.

President Obama and his team have doubled down on the Bain Capital attacks against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but is the argument resonating with voters? And can the president withstand criticism from members of his own party over the attacks?

Plus, polls show the presidential race tightening across the country, especially in the key swing states that will decide the race. Are we headed for the closest election since 2000? And the fallout continues from the botched Facebook IPO. As regulators open investigations and investors file suit, what's next for the social media pioneer?

See the whole political picture Sunday on "This Week."

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