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Vice President Pence speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council last week in Chantilly, Va. Pence and President Trump have pushed hard for the establishment of a separate Space Force — and they hope the revival of U.S. Space Command will help get them there. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Marines stand guard during the change of command ceremony at Task Force Southwest military field at Shorab military camp in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2018. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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A 2017 report on military families released Thursday reveals that a huge swath of more than 600,000 spouses of active duty and Reserve servicemembers faced a variety of challenges due to their spouses' service. Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian woman carries an infant Thursday past the ruins of a restaurant in Manbij that was targeted by the Islamic State. Four Americans were killed in the attack. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Border Patrol officer inside his vehicle guards the fence near San Diego across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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Troops To Be Deployed To Border To Build And Upgrade 160 Miles Of Fencing

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The Pentagon only recently made cybersecurity a priority, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report, which found vulnerabilities in weapons that are under development. Yuri Gripas/Reuters hide caption

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Cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, in 2014. The U.S. Army Base is one of four that likely will be tasked with housing immigrant children following a request Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Juan Carlos LLorca/AP hide caption

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Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children

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Modern tools of biology could allow someone to recreate a dangerous virus, such as smallpox, from scratch. Dr. Hans Gelderblom/Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images hide caption

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Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'

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Transgender U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during a July interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, shown on Nov. 12, was turned into a memorial to honor those who died on Nov. 5. Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed 26 people and wounded 20 others when he opened fire during Sunday service at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to reporters about the Niger operation during a briefing at the Pentagon on Monday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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