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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 20, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
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A Navy F-18 Growler departs after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-10 Extender during a mission supporting Operation Inherent Resolve over Syria, Aug. 4, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride
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The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea, Jan. 22, 2017, while supporting security efforts in the region. The ship was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 20, 2017 -- Aug. 21 in U.S. time zones. Navy photo by Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez
10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship Story

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Troy Ellis, right, and South Korean army Lt. Col. Seunghoon Lee work together during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2016 at Yongin, South Korea, Aug 24, 2016. Ellis is deputy commander, civil military operations for I Corps. Lee is a liaison officer assigned to the 3rd South Korea Army. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Scar
Exercise to Strengthen Efforts in Defense of South Korea, Mattis Says Story | Related Story | Transcript | Special Report

Soldiers fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer to support Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq, Aug. 15, 2017, while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. Army photo by Cpl. Rachel Diehm
Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Story | Special Report

The Portland-class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis underway in Pearl Harbor in 1937. The ship was sunk on July 30, 1945, by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea following delivery of parts for the first atomic bomb used in combat to the U.S. air base at Tinian. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, about 300 went down with the ship. The rest faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy learned of the sinking when survivors were spotted four days later by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 317 survived. Navy photo
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