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

Donald Trump Highlights Debate Over NATO's Relevancy

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Sgt. Kelly Brown adjusts her helmet before a weapons check last year at the Marine Base at Twentynine Palms in the Mojave Desert, Calif. The Marine Corps set up a months-long training exercise to determine whether women could serve in ground combat jobs like artillery, armor and infantry. Women are now eligible to apply for these positions, but so far, none has signed up. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Marines Gear Up For Women In Combat, But Will They Sign Up?

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U.S. Defense Secretary Says Top ISIS Leader Has Been Killed

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Trump Says He Will Release National Security Advisers List

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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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