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U.S. Drawdown Leaves Afghans With Mixed Feelings

As American troops prepare to leave, Afghans have a wide range of opinions on what it means. Some say the Americans can't leave quickly enough. Others say they fear the country will become more chaotic once U.S. and NATO forces depart.
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Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Speaking at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the president said he is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. He's signed an executive order directing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals and to expand the capacity of its crisis line.
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Officials: 12 Dead In Dual Suicide Attacks At NATO Base In Afghanistan

Afghan officials say two suicide attackers have blown themselves up near a NATO base in the country's east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.
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Justice Department Closes Probe Into Detainee Deaths

Officials at the Justice Department have closed an investigation into the deaths of two detainees in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan without bringing any criminal charges. The probe opened a huge rift with the intelligence community. But now it's human rights groups that are outraged.
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Drone-Tracking App Gets No Traction From Apple

For the third time in a month, Apple has rejected a proposed app that tracks American drone strikes. The company says the app is "objectionable and crude"; the developer says he wants to encourage more dialogue about drone attacks.
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'Manhunt' Author Reviews Navy SEAL's 'No Easy Day'

Matt Bissonnette wrote No Easy Day under the pseudonym Mark Owen. He has drawn criticism for publishing details of the Osama bin Laden mission without Pentagon approval. Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt, says this account of the raid fits almost exactly with his understanding of the operation.

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