The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $13,000 over a three-month period for a senior official's biweekly commute to Washington from his home in California, according to expense reports obtained by ProPublica.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval.

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The retired Marine general who was tapped by the Trump administration to resolve a dispute with Qatar and develop what's been dubbed an "Arab NATO" has resigned from his position, Task & Purpose has confirmed.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

It took three days before President Donald Trump finally went after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. That must be a new record.

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These tweets from President Donald Trump were posted less than 24 hours apart (emphasis added):

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DoD Photo / U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann.

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

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