David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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Special Coverage: Trump On Border Wall Funding

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News Brief: Trump To Declare National Emergency For Border Wall

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During his State of the Union speech this month, President Trump reiterated his call for funding of a wall to block unauthorized migration across the Southern border. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

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Where Funding For Trump's Border Wall Might Come From

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How Trump Might Get Additional Funding For A Border Wall

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Why The U.S. Has Continued To Fight In Afghanistan

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U.S. Abandons Landmark Reagan-Era Arms Control Treaty

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Questions Remain After North Korea Says It Will Dismantle Nuclear Weapon Fuel Sites

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Some Members Of Congress Want To Make Sure Contractors Get Backpay

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Federal Panel Considering Recommendations For Mandatory National Service

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The Supreme Court's decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining the military while the lower court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

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As Shutdown Continues, Many Unpaid Federal Workers Are Frustrated And Angry

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A section of the reinforced U.S.-Mexico border fence in the Otay Mesa area, San Diego County, is seen from Tijuana in Mexico. President Trump says he may declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build a border wall. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yes, The President Can Declare A 'National Emergency' To Build A Wall

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The Capitol and Washington Monument are seen at dawn on Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Not Expecting Back Pay, Government Contractors Collect Unemployment, Dip Into Savings

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Tells Department To Defend The Constitution In Farewell

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