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Complete Premium video at: fora.tv Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) weighs in on a recent survey distributed by the Pentagon to 400000 active and reserve US service members about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Levin says he believes it's "a very good idea" to survey the attitude of the troops, as long as the results are not made public. "It can be overdone," he cautions, "it's surely overdone with politicians." To view more highlights from the Monitor Breakfast series, visit www.youtube.com ----- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) sits down for a conversation about his recent trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast. Senator Levin says US forces are currently in the process of transitioning lead security responsibilities to Afghan forces. He also emphasizes the importance of adhering to President Barack Obama's July 2011 timeline for withdrawing troops. The date, he says, has given the Afghan leaders a sense of urgency to take the war into their own hands. - The Monitor Breakfast Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan and is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He has been in the Senate since 1979 and Michigan's senior senator since 1995. He is the longest-serving US Senator ever to represent Michigan.