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

More U.S. Troops Will Accompany Afghan Forces To Fight Taliban

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8 Rescued, 3 Missing After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

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Air Force Addresses Failure To Forward Criminal Records Of Texas Gunman To FBI

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New recruits of the Afghan 215th Corps assemble at Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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In Helmand, Afghan General Fights Taliban 'Cancer' With Some Help From U.S. Marines

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News Brief: Democrats Win In Virginia And New Jersey, Examining The Texas Shooter's Past

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Details Emerge On Texas Church Shooter's Past

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Texas Church Shooter Should Have Been Blocked From Owning Guns

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Navy Calls Deadly Crashes 'Preventable'

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A Look At The State Of Diplomatic Efforts In Afghanistan

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Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Says A Lot About Attack In Niger Is Still Unknown

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No Clear End Game For U.S. Military In Iraq And Syria

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U.S. Troops Train Afghan Soldiers In Troubled Helmand Province

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U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February that the war in Afghanistan was at a "stalemate." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Taliban Can't Win,' Says Commander Of U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

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An Update On Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

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Putting Afghan President Ghani's Comments In Context

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