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President Trump's deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka participates in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Gorka has been the subject of criticism by others in the counterterrorism field. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka Threatens Legal Action Over Tweets

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U.S. Bases On Japanese Island Of Okinawa Have Long Been Contentious

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Detention Center Camp 6, which can house as many as 175 people, now holds 26 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Trump has promised to send more war captives to Guantanamo Bay. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Plenty Of Room At Guantanamo Bay For Trump's 'Bad Dudes'

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Military Commissions Resume At Guantanamo

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One of the 8,400 remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan guards the bay of a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter as it flies near Kabul. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

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After Years Of War, Trump Stands To Inherit Ongoing Conflicts

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Trump Praises WikiLeaks Founder In Debate Over Russian Hacking

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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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