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

Defense Secretary Carter Says Two Female Rangers Are 'Trailblazers'

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2 Women To Graduate From Army Ranger School

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Two Women Become The First To Complete U.S. Army Ranger Course

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For The First Time, Female Soldiers To Graduate From Army's Ranger School

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U.S. Investigates Reports ISIS Used Chemical Weapons In Attack On Kurds

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U.S. Air Force To Send Warplanes To Europe For Training Missions

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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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