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The president touted his national security resume in a national speech arguing for a second term in office.
Congressional leaders are negotiating another multi-trillion package of coronavirus relief spending, to include some money for the Defense Department.
Officials are pushing for a new yardstick to measure Berlin's contributions to NATO, suggesting the country could shoulder 10 percent of alliance requirements.
"We have a lot of legacy programs out there right now. I could pick dozens out from all branches of the services. So that is where I would start,” the defense secretary says.
By Aaron Mehta