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    The Republican presidential candidates repeatedly describe how, if elected, they could improve the U.S. military and foreign relations. Watch Ben Carson, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz during this year's debates explain how they believe President Barack Obama has diminished the country's defenses and why America's military needs to be rebuilt.

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