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U.S. Troops Monitor Volatile Afghan Border

The border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is at the center of controversy. Last week, NATO forces on the Afghan side fired across at what they thought were insurgents, and killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. Officials are investigating.
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U.S. Needs Pakistan To Attain Afghan Goals

U.S.-Pakistan relations have suffered another blow after NATO airstrikes on the Afghan border left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead. The cross-border attack by NATO aircraft came at a critical juncture in relations. The two nations were just starting to warm up to each other after a year of serious military and diplomatic setbacks.
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Alleged NATO Attack Strains U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Pakistan says 25 of its soldiers were killed in a NATO helicopter attack on a checkpoint at the Afghan border. NATO says it is investigating what happened. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Quil Lawrence about the incident, which has further exacerbated U.S.-Pakistan tensions.
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War By Remote Control: Drones Make It Easy

This year, the Air Force says it will recruit more pilots to fly unmanned aircraft than manned fighters and bombers combined. Here's what that shift means for the military, for potential pilots, and the way we think — or don't think — about war.
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Afghan Reporters Maneuver Media Minefields

In Afghanistan, a media boom followed the ouster of the Taliban in 2001, but it hasn't been without problems. Watchdog groups report hundreds of cases of violence and intimidation against journalists, including murder. Afghan reporters have learned which topics are off limits, and they take great care to avoid offending the country's most powerful personalities.
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U.S. Easing Out Of Nation-Building Business

The difficulty and expense associated with nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan has made the notion of nation-building unpopular with Democrats and Republicans alike. But throughout U.S. history, the idea has always staged a comeback.
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Getting Turkey To The Troops

Guy Raz speaks with Rich Faso, director of customer operations for the Defense Logistic Agency's Troop Support Subsistence supply chain. Faso is in charge of the effort to get Thanksgiving meals to American troops overseas for the holiday.

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