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Expanding Drone Operations in Africa

Yesterday, the U.S. military carried out an airstrike against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. We explore the growing U.S. counterterrorism presence in Africa.

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Dog Tag Bakery Gives Wounded Veterans A Fresh Start

Many wounded veterans have a hard time finding work when they return home, but a new venture in D.C. is hoping to change that.
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'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

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Chelsea Manning To Get Initial Treatment For Gender Re-Assignment

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is receiving initial treatments as part of her gender re-assignment being conducted while in prison.

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Lawmakers Look To Protect Whistleblowers After Veterans Affairs Scandal

Problems at Veterans Affairs could have been identified and resolved sooner, say Senate lawmakers, if there was a culture that encouraged whistleblowing from below.

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"Hazard Above": Drones and Public Safety

Unmanned aerial drones have transformed the way America wages war and collects intelligence abroad. Beginning next year, commercial drones are expected to expand rapidly within the United States. But what happens when a drone falls from...

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"Seriously Not All Right" by Ron Capps

Army veteran and former Foreign Service officer Ron Capps spent a decade chronicling atrocities in five war zones. We talk to Capps about his experience, the Veterans Writing Project he has founded to help others and the importance of reading writings about war.

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Women in Conflict Zones

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Fixing a VA in Crisis

Kojo explores the fallout from the Veteran Affairs recordkeeping scandal, and finds out what fixes are realistic for this massive government bureaucracy.

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