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

Senate Republicans Raise Concerns About Lifting Iran Economic Sanctions

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U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

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Top Pentagon Officials Defend Islamic State Strategy Before Lawmakers

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Marine Lance Cpls. Julia Carroll (left) and Paula Pineda lift "Carl" — a 220-pound test dummy — during training in March in California. Female Marines have completed months of training and are now waiting to hear whether they will be allowed to serve in combat roles. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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They Survived Training, Now Female Marines Await Word On Ground Combat

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U.S. To Send Heavy Armor To Eastern Europe

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U.S. Military Officials Say Iraq Needs More Fighters To Battle Islamic State

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U.S. To Deploy 450 More Troops To Iraq

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Obama Orders 450 Troops To Help Iraq Fight Self-Declared Islamic State

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Obama Awards Posthumous Medals Of Honor To Two World War I Veterans

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Obama To Honor Harlem Hellfighter With Medal Of Honor

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Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State

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Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq is the police chief widely credited with bringing much greater security to the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. But critics accuse him of human rights abuses including torture and extrajudicial killings. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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He Calmed Kandahar. But At What Cost?

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Fall Of Ramadi Sparks New Criticism Over U.S. Strategy In Iraq

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ISIS Takes Control Of Ramadi, Key Iraqi City

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Top Veterans Affairs Official Says Agency Skirts Federal Purchasing Laws

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