The 26th Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, is greeted on his first full day in the position by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., in Arlington, VA, Jan. 21, 2017.  <br>D. Myles Cullen/Department of Defense

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In a White House laden with competing power centers, a trio of military men has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.

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It's ISIS, not ISIL, the Pentagon informs staff in new memo

The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Donald Trump.