Downtown Cairo is plastered with huge posters of Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the U.S.-trained Egyptian army chief who helped overthrow President Mohammed Morsi. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Concept art of the suit the Special Operations Command is trying to build. Raytheon via YouTube hide caption

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National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sgt. Chris Cunningham has served five tours in Afghanistan, surviving some of the most horrific fighting of the past decade. Cunningham is now working in something of a safe haven at Combat Outpost Arian in Ghazni province. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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When American forces leave the Panjwai area in November, Afghan security forces will have to find a way to work together across the spectrum of local and national forces. If they don't, the Taliban will continue to find a safe haven and mount attacks on Kandahar. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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