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

Russia's Air Campaign In Syria May Be Hurting Anti-ISIS Campaign

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U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIS Training Camp In Libya

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U.S. Warplanes Strike ISIS Target In Libya

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As Negotiations Continue, Hopes For Cease-Fire In Syria Dwindle

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Pentagon Launches Pilot Program For Military Women

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Libyan Journalist: People In Benghazi 'Divided' Over How To Stop ISIS

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House Panel To Get An Update On Security In Afghanistan

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Next Afghan War Commander To Re-Evaluate U.S. Response

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U.S. troops from the 82nd Airborne receive rifles in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in 1982. For decades, U.S. troops have been part of the multinational peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula designed to ensure the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. While the accord has held, extremists linked to ISIS now operate in the Sinai and are considered a threat to the Americans. Aristotle Saris/AP hide caption

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About 10 U.S. Navy Sailors Currently Detained By Iran

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Afghan security forces patrol near their base in the Marjah district of Helmand province on Dec. 23. Dozens of Marines were killed in Marjah five years ago, and since then the Taliban have slipped back in. Now American forces are increasingly being drawn back into the fight. Noor Mohammad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Forces Increasingly Drawn Back Into Afghanistan's Battles

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Combat Jobs Are Open To Women But Filling Slots Will Take A While

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Examining The Ramadi Offensive, Is It Working?

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Obama Visits Pentagon To Highlight Ongoing Fight Against ISIS

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Airmen use a ground-control station cockpit to control remotely piloted aircraft Nov. 17 during a training mission at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev. The Pentagon plans to remotely piloted aircraft flights by as much as 50 percent in the next few years to meet increased needs for surveillance, reconnaissance and lethal airstrikes around the world. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images hide caption

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Air Force Unveils Plan To Improve Conditions For Drone Operators

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