Northern Command

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NPR's Eric Westervelt reports on the Pentagon's new defense command designed especially to use the military to defend U.S. borders. It is called the Northern Command, or "Northcom." Pentagon officials say it will allow for a more efficient and coordinated response to crises threatening the United States. But some lawmakers say Northcom's proponents have not sought congressional advice or approval, and are concerned about how Northcom will use military power at home.



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