David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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Trump Administration Announces Measures Aimed At Ending Maduro's Rule In Venezuela

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U.S.-Turkey Rift Centers On Russian Missile Defense System

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WikiLeaks Disclosures Affected U.S. Diplomacy And National Security

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President Trump listens as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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5 Dark Clouds Hanging Over NATO's 70th Anniversary

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As It Turns 70, Is NATO Still Necessary?

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A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighter on the tarmac at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Turkey's purchase of 100 of the advanced aircraft is at risk because the NATO member also intends to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile defense system. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Stops F-35 Parts Delivery After Turkey Decides To Buy Russian Missile System

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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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