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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, Texas Republican, questions Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 18, 2015, before the committee's hearing on President Obama's use of military force proposal against the Islamic State and the Defense Department's budget. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, center, poses questions to Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's choice to be defense secretary, as he goes before the committee for confirmation to replace Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., bangs the gavel to start the committee's hearing to examine global challenges and U.S. national security strategy, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., right, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, talk with Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, before the committee's hearing on the situation in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., presides over the committee's hearing on Syria, Thursday, April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., center, flanked by the the committee's ranking Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, during the committee's hearing on the military Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. Mark Pryor and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrats, joined with Republicans in the filibuster, which led Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, to declare the filibuster effort bipartisan.

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Sen. Mark Pryor and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrats, joined with Republicans in the filibuster, which led Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, to declare the filibuster effort bipartisan.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., left, and the committee's ranking Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, listen as US Marines Gen. James F. Amos, back to camera, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, before the committee's hearing on Amos' reappointment to the grade of general and the be Commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., stands next to US Marines Gen. James F. Amos in a waiting room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on Amos' reappointment to the grade of general and the be Commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)