Trump's Cabinet Of Ex-Generals Indicates Focus On National Security

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'Washington Post' Finds The Pentagon Buried Evidence Of Wasteful Spending

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U.S. Defense Secretary Seeks to Reassure An Anxious Japan

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After Criticizing Generals In The Campaign, Trump Names Them To Top Jobs

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Trump National Security Roster Slim On Cybersecurity

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Trump's Defense Department Pick Threatens Civilian Control Of Military

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President-elect Donald Trump has spoken with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, pictured earlier this year, a conversation that may irritate the Chinese government. Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

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Trump's Pick For Defense Secretary Known For Independent Thinking

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Former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, now President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Defense Department, at a 2011 congressional hearing. Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Picks Retired Marine Corps Gen. Mattis As Defense Secretary

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State Department Keeps Up Effort To Win Information War Against ISIS

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Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis Picked By Trump To Be Defense Secretary

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The Pentagon building complex is seen from Air Force One on June 29. An Army review concludes that commanders did nothing wrong when they kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers for misconduct after they came back from Iraq or Afghanistan – even though all of those troops had been diagnosed with mental health problems or brain injuries. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Senators, Military Specialists Say Army Report On Dismissed Soldiers Is Troubling

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An Estonian soldier takes aim during a training exercise at Tapa Army Base, Estonia, on Nov. 17. U.S. troops were also taking part in the training, about 70 miles from the border with Russia. NATO countries are stepping up their presence in Eastern Europe at a time of rising tensions with Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Near The Russian Border, U.S. And NATO Beef Up Their Presence

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Former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager testifies Tuesday during his murder trial. Grace Beahm /Charleston Post and Courier via Pool hide caption

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Trump Presidency Casts Doubt Over Declassification Of CIA Torture Report

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TSA Takes To Twitter For AMA

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Obama Administration Races To Shore Up Iran Nuclear Deal

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