David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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Patrick Shanahan Becomes The Longest-Serving Acting Pentagon Chief

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Russian military officers stand by as the 9M729, center, its launcher, left, and the 9M728, right, land-based cruise missiles are displayed in Kubinka outside Moscow, in January. The Russian military rolled out its new missile and spelled out its specifications, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates the INF Treaty. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Despite Ruling, Only Men Are Being Required To Register For Military Drafts

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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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