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From Front-Line Soldier To Trainer, An Afghan Odyssey

Sgt. Chris Cunningham has served five tours in Afghanistan, surviving some of the past decade's most horrific fighting. These days, his excitement about war has been replaced by a grim wisdom — and the heavy responsibility of teaching Afghan soldiers and honoring fallen comrades.
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Questions And Answers: What's Next For Egypt?

With the overthrow of previous President Hosni Mubarak still fresh in many people's minds, the question becomes what this coup, of a democratically elected president, means for Egypt's transition.
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President Obama: U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' Over Morsi's Ouster

Saying that the United States is "deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution," President Obama calls on Egypt's military to preserve the rights and safety of its citizens.
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U.S. Military Has Sent Billions Of Dollars In Arms To Egypt

The U.S. has close ties with the Egyptian military and provides more than $1 billion each year in arms. But now with the Egyptian military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, the U.S. finds itself in a sticky situation: Should it support democratically-elected president it has trouble with or just stand by?
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Egyptian Military Says It Has Overthrown President Morsi

Egyptian troops, backed by armor, deployed near protest sites and key facilities across Cairo as the military tightened control after the expiration of an ultimatum to the president to compromise with protesters seeking his ouster. We explore how President Mohamed Morsi went from being Egypt's first democratically elected president to a pariah.
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Muslim Brotherhood Rep: Democracy Only Works Through Ballot Box

Robert Siegel speaks with former Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery. He is a member of Egypt's "Freedom and Justice Party," which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. He says Wednesday was a bad day for democracy in Egypt.
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Egyptian Military Suspends Country's Constitution

We have the latest from Egypt, where the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the country's constitution.
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Pakistan's New Prime Minister Gets No 'Honeymoon Period'

It's been four weeks since Pakistan's new prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sworn into office. He's had a difficult start. He's faced a wave of militant attacks and an economically crippling electricity crisis. Now his job has become even harder. Many Pakistanis consider U.S. drone attacks against targets in their tribal belt as a violation of sovereignty. Recently, there's been a lull in these attacks. But overnight there was a fresh missile strike that killed at least 17 people and presented Sharif's government with a quandary.
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Egypt's Military Reasserts Its Enduring Power

Egypt's military has played a dominant role in the country since a 1952 military coup. The military reasserted its power as it staged a coup on Wednesday.
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The Hopeful Arab Spring Turns Into A Roiling Arab Summer

None of the Arab uprisings of 2011 has yet produced a stable, democratic nation. The crisis in Egypt and the civil war in Syria reflect the turmoil in the region, while Tunisia can point to some political progress.

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