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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Tillerson as his secretary of state, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
President-elect Donald Trump speaks with members of the military, including Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, during an Army-Navy NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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In this Sept. 8, 2016 photo, a U.S. Army soldier guards a position at Camp Swift, northern Iraq. U.S. troops will be engaged more closely than ever in fighting against Islamic State group militants as they back Iraqi forces in the long-anticipated assault on Mosul. The assault caps an increasing American role in Iraq over the past two years, with nearly 6,000 US troops on the ground, including special forces in combat on the front-lines. (AP Photo/Susannah George)
National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Glenn Ballard, left, instructs Navy pilot Lt. Ben Breitenbach as they fly a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter through the Colorado mountains north of Eagle, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, as part of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training based at the Eagle County Airport in Gypsum, Colo. A Black Hawk crew from the Colorado Army National Guard base rescued Colorado Springs hikers Matt Smith, 17, and Tommy Hendricks, 18, Nov. 23 after they spent two night in the wilderness when they got lost in a snow storm when descending the summit of 14,005-foot Mount of the Holy Cross. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
President-elect Donald Trump waves from the Army side during an Army-Navy NCAA college football game at M&T Bank Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa. Carter made the announcement Saturday at a security conference in Manama, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
121011-N-OA833-004 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Oct. 11, 2012) The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. was founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft. As the undergraduate college of the naval service, the U.S. Naval Academy strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen "morally, mentally, and physically." Upon graduation, Midshipmen are commissioned as Navy ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)
Tom Philpott - Military Update (Sig 2008)