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Four Iraqi commandos at the base were among those awarded medals by Defense Secretary Ash Carter during his visit earlier this month. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Predicts 'Tough Fight' Ahead To Retake Mosul

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Pentagon Chief Ash Carter Makes Unannounced Trip To Baghdad

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The U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo holds the U.S. prison known as "Gitmo." President Obama said when he took office in 2009 that he wanted to close the prison, but 60 prisoners remain. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Has Vowed To Fill Guantanamo With 'Some Bad Dudes' — But Who?

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A picture taken on April 20, 2010, shows a Russian nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missile launcher during a military parade rehearsal outside Moscow. Russia transferred Iskander-M missile launchers within range of three Baltic states earlier this month. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'A Dangerous Situation' As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts

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U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

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NPR's David Welna had personal documents posted by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's far from the only one. But it's an issue the U.S. is reluctant to discuss. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

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Visitors honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., earlier this month. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Obama Faces Possible First Veto Override Of His Presidency

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