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Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, got a question from an unusual source at a news conference Friday: A small girl concerned about whether the Pentagon will be tracking the movements of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
The question came from the side of the room, where the girl was sitting watching quietly. Kirby had joked at the beginning of the news conference that if she had a question, she should raise her hand. About 25 minutes later, she did, and CBS News correspondent David Martin pointed it out to Kirby.
“Admiral Kirby,” she asked, “Are you ready to track Santa this year?”