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The USS Stethem, foreground, takes part in a live-fire exercise off the Korean peninsula in October. The guided-missile destroyer kicked off missile detection and tracking drills with South Korea and Japan in those waters, Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (TYRONE PHAM/U.S. NAVY)
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US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

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January 21, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States, South Korea and Japan kicked off naval missile-defense drills Friday, joining forces to counter the growing threat from North Korea.

The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Band plays during a change-of-command ceremony for the 3rd Marine Division at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.  (MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPS)
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Commander touts US strength during 3rd Marine Division handover

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January 21, 2017

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The outgoing commander of the nation’s only forward-deployed Marine division had a message for America’s adversaries during a change-of-command ceremony...

Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump

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January 21, 2017

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president's inauguration.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courtroom for lunch break on Monday, Aug 22, 2016, at Fort Bragg, (N.C. RAUL R. RUBIERA/THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER VIA AP)
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Bergdahl attorneys file motion to dismiss court-martial over Trump comments

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January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – Attorneys representing accused Army deserter Sgt.

President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration

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January 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen...