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This handout photo provided Defense Department shows Marines and sailors with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan load onto a KC-130 aircraft on the Camp Bastion, Afghanistan flightline, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The handover of the U.S. Marines' main base to Afghan control in the hardscrabble Helmand province is more than a signal that America’s longest war is ending. It is a reminder of the enormous loss and sacrifice by Marines who swept in as part of President Barack Obama’s surge of forces against a resurgent Taliban in 2009. (AP Photo/Staff Sgt. John Jackson, Defense Department, US Marines)

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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2013 file photo shows an armed officer who said he is with the Defense Department, standing near guard the gate at the Washington Navy Yard the day after a gunman launched an attack inside the Yard. An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within. It says the department must rethink its outdated security theory that suggests defending the perimeters can keep threats away. Instead, it says that terrorism, espionage and even physical threats are coming from trusted insiders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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A B-2 Spirit multi-role bomber conducts air refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific on April 4, 2005. (Image: Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing focusing on the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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A B-2 Spirit multi-role bomber conducts air refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific on April 4, 2005. (Image: Department of Defense)

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A B-2 Spirit multi-role bomber conducts air refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific on April 4, 2005. (Image: Department of Defense)

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FILE - In this May 21, 2011 file photo provided by the Department of Defense, Maj. George Kraehe, of Albequerque, N.M., center, and other runners pass the Fargo Theater during a marathon in Fargo, N.D. The Fargo Marathon, being run Saturday, May, 10, 2014, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with more than 23,000 participants. (AP Photo/Department of Defense, Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp, File)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel introduces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Director, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, during a news conferene about the Defense Department's sexual assault prevention and response program, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2013 file photo shows an armed officer who said he is with the Defense Department, standing near guard the gate at the Washington Navy Yard the day after a gunman launched an attack inside the Yard. An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within. It says the department must rethink its outdated security theory that suggests defending the perimeters can keep threats away. Instead, it says that terrorism, espionage and even physical threats are coming from trusted insiders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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National Edition News cover for March 18, 2014 - SENSOR OF THE PAST, FLIER OF THE FUTURE: HIGH HOPES: The Defense Department will try to convince Congress that transferring the sensor from its old, reliable U-2 spy plane (top) to the Global Hawk surveillance drone would be more cost-efficient than keeping both in the air.