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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Tells Department To Defend The Constitution In Farewell

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U.S.-South Korea Forces Agreement Set To Expire With No New Deal In Place

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President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis at the White House in October. Mattis will be replaced by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Visits U.S. Border After Second Migrant Child's Death

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New Armed Services Chairs Have Starkly Different Views On Measures, Spending

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A Justice Department poster shows two Chinese citizens suspected of carrying out an extensive hacking campaign directed at dozens of U.S. tech companies. U.S. law enforcement says such cases are on the rise as China seeks to become a world leader in advanced technologies by 2025. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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In China's Push For High-Tech, Hackers Target Cutting-Edge U.S. Firms

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With Shanahan As Defense Secretary, Boeing's Influence Over Pentagon Likely To Grow

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Who Is Mattis' Replacement, Patrick Shanahan?

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Syrian demonstrators wave the national flag during a demonstration in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday, asking for the Syrian army's protection as Turkey threatens to carry out a fresh offensive following the U.S. decision to withdraw troops. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Will Curse Them As Traitors': Syrian Kurds React To U.S. Troop Withdrawal Plan

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Trump Picks Patrick Shanahan To Be Acting Secretary Of Defense

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Acting Defense Department Chief Will Pick Up Where Mattis Left Off

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Allies Of Jim Mattis React To The Secretary Of Defense's Resignation

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation on Thursday, following a decision by President Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria. He'll be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan starting in January. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Reaction In Afghanistan To Trump's Troop Withdrawal

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