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FILE - In this July 15, 2009 file photo released by Department of Defense, author Greg Mortenson shows the locations of future village schools to U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, at the opening of Pushghar Village Girls School 60 miles north of Kabul in Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., will pay $1.2 million to a charity co-founded by “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson in a settlement over the legal costs of a lawsuit and an investigation into Mortenson and the Central Asia Institute, attorneys involved in the settlement said Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. The settlement still must be approved by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen. The judge has given the sides until Dec. 6 to file dismissal papers. (AP Photo/Department of Defense, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, File)

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An officer who said he was with the Department of Defense (right) and Navy personnel stand guard inside the gate of the closed Washington Navy Yard on Tuesday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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An officer who said he was with the Department of Defense (right) and Navy personnel stand guard inside the gate of the closed Washington Navy Yard on Tuesday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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A dozen senators — Republicans and Democrats, led by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican — are not happy about the Defense Department buying 30 helicopters destined for Afghanistan that it bought from a Russian manufacturer.

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A dozen senators — Republicans and Democrats, led by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican — are not happy about the Defense Department buying 30 helicopters destined for Afghanistan that it bought from a Russian manufacturer.

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A U.S. Marine during combat training exercises. (credit: Department of Defense)

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A U.S. Marine during combat training exercises. (credit: Department of Defense)

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is part of a delegation that traveled to Kuwait and Afghanistan this week to visit troops (Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense)

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A Department of Defense presentation on religious extremism. (Department of Defense)

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**FILE** Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale listens as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testify regarding the Department of Defense fiscal 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 15, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale listens as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testify regarding the Department of Defense fiscal 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 15, 2011. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)