Tom Bowman Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon.

White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

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Marine Training Tests Women's Toughness In Ground Combat

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

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Katie Gorz (left) performs the ammo can lift next to male Marines as they go through the combat fitness test. The Marine Corps is experimenting with inserting some women into combat infantry roles that have historically been limited to men. At Camp Lejeune, female Marines are undergoing the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms. Travis Dove for NPR hide caption

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

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White House Will Send 1,500 Military Personnel To Iraq

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Civil War Veteran Awarded Medal Of Honor, 150 Years Later

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Iraqi soldiers walk in Jurf al-Sakhr, south of the capital Baghdad, on Monday after Iraqi military forces retook the area from Islamic State militants. Iraqi forces, supported by U.S. airstrikes, have made limited gains in recent months, but critics are questioning whether the U.S. strategy is likely to succeed. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

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Pentagon's Ebola Monitoring Policy For Soldiers Under Review

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White House Sharpens Focus On ISIS Moves In Anbar Province

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Judging Effectiveness Of Airstrikes Against ISIS Remains Challenging

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Judging Effectivenes Of Airstrikes Against ISIS Remains A Challenge

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With New Security Agreement, U.S. Mission In Afghanistan Continues

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Second Round Of Airstrikes In Syria Target Oil Assets

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Syria Airstrikes Targeted Command Sites, Training Facilities

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Islamic State Targets Hit In Syria, Pentagon Says

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