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Russia is building up its submarine forces in Asia, and Moscow's military forces are seeking increased influence in the Arctic region, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, Adm. Samuel Locklear testified to the House Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press)

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"Social media is another component of unconventional strategies, and the security environment in general, that is playing a central role in recruiting individuals to causes," Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said Wednesday in prepared testimony to the House Armed Services Committee.

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on President Obama's use of military force proposal against IS and the Defense Department's budget. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) **FILE**

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on President Obama's use of military force proposal against IS and the Defense Department's budget. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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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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In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2014, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. House passes defense bill backing Obama's expansion of military operations against extremists (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (right) listens Thursday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Armed Services committee hearing on the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, while testifying before the House Armed Services committee hearing on the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange before the House Armed Services committee next week. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange before the House Armed Services committee next week. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has included in the defense budget an order for the Army to consider ready-made systems for processing battlefield data. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, presides over the committee's hearing on Syria on April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, containing newly declassified intelligence data, coincided with the release of once-secret transcripts from the House Armed Services Committee on what the military thought and did that day. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, prepare to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on Syria. Kerry has spent nearly half of his first year as secretary of state jumping on and off airplanes and diving headlong into some of the world’s most difficult problems.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Associated Press The Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, containing newly declassified intelligence data, coincided with the release of once-secret transcripts from the House Armed Services Committee on what the military thought and did that day. The twin disclosures provide an even fuller picture of who killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, State Department officer Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs defending a nearby CIA annex.

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** FILE ** The Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, containing newly declassified intelligence data, coincided with the release of once-secret transcripts from the House Armed Services Committee on what the military thought and did that day. (Associated Press)