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Defense Secretary Mark Esper (left) and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify Thursday before a House Armed Services Committee hearing. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Taliban militants and villagers celebrate a peace deal and victory in March. News reports allege Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops. Russia accuses U.S. intelligence of leaking the story to scuttle the peace process. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia Denies Allegations It Paid Militants To Kill U.S. Troops As 'Nonsense'

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Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman arrives on Capitol Hill in October as part of the impeachment inquiry. Controversy has grown over an abnormal stall in Vindman's promotion to the rank of full colonel. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council who testified during the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, is seen at the White House complex in January. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Senator Waiting For White House Promise Not To Block Promotion Of Impeachment Witness

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The President's Daily Briefing is the top-secret intelligence report the CIA presents to the president every weekday. The book shown here is for a briefing delivered to President George W. Bush in 2002. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Experts Say Intel Should Have Reached Trump On Russian Bounty Program

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in May. She wants an Army officer who testified at Trump impeachment hearings to get his promotion. Greg Nash/Getty Images hide caption

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Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., last week. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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People wait for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Baghdad on June 4. Khalil Dawood /Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq, Rising Virus Cases And Oxygen Shortages Stoke Outrage, Fears Of 'Chaos'

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U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers trained in Afghanistan in 2009. Members of Congress want answers about reported Russian bounties paid to target American troops. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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President Trump denied Sunday that he'd ever been briefed on bounties that Russia reportedly offered to Taliban-linked fighters to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Immigrants seeking asylum hold hands last year at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Independent inspectors told a judge that tests for the coronavirus at such centers and the infection rates in the counties where the Texas facilities are located are cause for concern. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The USS San Jacinto passes by the Statue of Liberty in May of 2017. On Thursday, guided-missile cruiser was one of two Navy vessels that broke a record for consecutive days at sea. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-national security adviser John Bolton at the White House in July 2019. Bolton received a reported $2 million advance for his book about his time in the Trump administration, but a judge has raised the possibility that he may not be able to keep it. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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John Bolton's Big Paycheck For His Book May Be In Jeopardy

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Then-national security adviser John Bolton in Minsk, Belarus, in 2019. Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bolton: Trump And China's Xi Talked 'Frequently' About Trump's Reelection

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Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, talks to reporters in January. The Navy has decided not to restore him to command. U.S. Navy via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook said it has taken down Trump campaign ads on the social network that contained a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Facebook Removes Trump Ads With Symbol Used By Nazis. Campaign Calls It An 'Emoji'

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Former national security adviser John Bolton, here at a February event in North Carolina, is releasing a memoir with strong allegations of misconduct against President Trump. But Bolton's accusations are notable for the splash they aren't making. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this October 2018 photo U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) shakes hands with State Councilor Yang Jiechi, China's top diplomat, in Beijing. The two met Wednesday in Hawaii as relations between the U.S. and China continue to deteriorate. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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