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Air Base In Saudi Arabia Is Latest Drone Secret To Be Revealed

The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.
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Targeted Killings: Carte Blanche To Kill?

Kojo explores the legal, moral and ethical questions the Obama administration's policy on targeted killings raises with a legal scholar who formerly advised Israel on targeted killings.

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U.S., Afghanistan At Odds Over Weapons Wish List

As the 2014 deadline looms for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, there's a debate over what kind of military hardware the U.S. will provide in its wake. Afghanistan wants tanks and planes for conventional warfare. But the U.S. says the Afghans need to focus on counterinsurgency.
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Bravery By Speaking Up Or Keeping Quiet?

In her 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin talks about the different choices of two remarkable women: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot by the Taliban for supporting girls' education; and Essie Mae Washington-Williams, who was the biracial child of segregationist Senator Strom Thurmond.
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Tunisian Opposition Leader's Slaying Prompts Protests

Thousands of Tunisians are protesting in the streets after the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, a critic of the moderate Islamist group that dominates the country's government. Steve Inskeep talks with Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution's Doha Center.
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Panel: Ireland Confined Young Women In Workhouses

Ireland has expressed regret that thousands of women and young girls held in workhouses run by Catholic nuns were stigmatized by the label "fallen women." But Prime Minister Enda Kenny did not apologize for the state's involvement in decades of harsh treatment for women held in 10 Magdalene Laundries. He was reacting to a report that concluded the government oversaw the workhouses.
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Tension In East China Sea Has Region On Edge

An already tense standoff between Japan and China grew even more so Tuesday. Japanese officials said a Chinese naval frigate aimed radar used for targeting weapons at a Japanese destroyer last week. The announcement comes as the Asian giants continue to send warships and military planes toward islands both claim as their own.

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