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A border protection officer stands next to a recently upgraded section of fencing at the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, Calif., on Friday. The Pentagon says it will send 5,000 U.S. troops to the border. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaking to reporters aboard an armored version of a 747 which functions as an airborne command post. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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In A Tumultuous Administration, Defense Secretary Endures

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan at the Pentagon on Monday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pentagon's No. 2 Watches The Money — And The Future

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the Pentagon Monday. The military received a big boost in funding last week, raising the overall budget to $700 billion this year. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How The Pentagon Plans To Spend That Extra $61 Billion

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The Bastille Day festivities in Paris last summer gave President Trump the inspiration to call for a military parade in Washington. But the Pentagon says there will be no tanks in its parade in November. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Fitness data collected by the Strava exercise tracking company shows movements of personnel at U.S. and allied bases in Afghanistan and elsewhere, analysts say. Strava Heat Map; Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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"Beginning in 2018, our audits will occur annually, with reports issued Nov. 15," Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist said in announcing the Pentagon's first-ever audit. Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Marine looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters/Viking hide caption

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, seen here in June, has been relatively quiet about President Trump's call for a ban on transgender service members in the U.S. military. New guidelines would give him leeway to determine who should serve. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Trump's Transgender Ban In Military Will Focus On New Enlistments

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An American helicopter hovers over a NATO convoy struck by a suicide bomb Wednesday. The Pentagon says the attack, which unfolded near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killed two U.S. service members. STR/AP hide caption

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A Chinese J-10 fighter jet, the same model that intercepted U.S. aircraft earlier this week over the East China Sea, takes off from a runway in mainland China in 2014. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Medics and nurses load an injured American soldier onto a helicopter during the Iraq war. The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program is aimed at immigrants with special skills, such as in medicine. John Moore/AP hide caption

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