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Vice President Pence announces the Trump Administration's plan to create the U.S. Space Force by 2020 during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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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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The USS Carl Vinson transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force last April in the Philippine Sea. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Report: Cascade Of Errors Led To Niger Ambush, Deaths Of 4 Americans

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In this frame from a video, a member of the National Guard watches over Rio Grande River on the border in Roma, Texas, on Tuesday. The deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border at President Trump's request was underway Tuesday with a gradual ramp-up of troops under orders to help curb illegal immigration. John Mone/AP hide caption

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A floor of office space in Trump Tower, where President Trump lives with his family in a penthouse apartment, can rent for as much as $1.5 million a year. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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This February 2012 image shows the U.S. guided-missile destroyer Lassen. The U.S. Navy sent the warship within 12 nautical miles (about 22 kilometers) of islands artificially created by China in the South China Sea. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum on health care at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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A view inside the Washington National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in February. As Congress cuts $500 billion from the Defense Department budget, the National Guard and active Army are competing for the same dollars. Patricia Murphy/KUOW hide caption

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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

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John Brennan, who President Obama wants to lead the CIA. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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