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Lawmakers Push For Reform To Pentagon's Sexual Assault Policies

Legislation to reform the way the military responds to accusations of sexual assaults is expected to face a filibuster threat.

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Readers' Review: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" By Ben Fountain

This month's Readers’ Review is a novel about eight American soldiers returning to Iraq. The men are media stars at home, but their painful reality is obscured as they are honored at a Thanksgiving Day football game.

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Wil Hylton: "Vanished"

After World War II, the U.S. government declared 73,000 soldiers MIA. The search for the missing men and the ongoing quest by explorers and scientists to bring closure to families.

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The Future Of Aid To Afghanistan

The last American combat troops are slated to leave Afghanistan in 2014, but the U.S. reconstruction effort will continue. We explore the challenge of delivering aid in Afghanistan after the draw-down.

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Veterans Treatment Courts

A new court program offers a way to keep troubled veterans out of jail and get them the help they need for drug abuse and other addictions. How Veterans Treatment Courts are making a difference in the lives of returning soldiers.

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Behind Recent Military Firings

Whether they involve sordid stories of adultery and criminal offenses, or more mundane issues of ineptitude, firings within many branches of the military's officer ranks seem to be on the rise. We go behind the headlines and consider the leadership issues at the core of these scandals.

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The U.S. And Pakistan

A new Amnesty International report renews the call for greater transparency in the U.S. drone policy in Pakistan and Yemen, saying drones strikes have unlawfully killed civilians, including a 14-year-old boy in one incident. The report comes as Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets with President Barack Obama this week. Kojo explores the debate over drones.

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Veterans Rally To Call For End To Government Shutdown

Representatives of more than 30 veterans organizations gathered at the World War II memorial Tuesday morning to call for an end to the government shutdown.

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Navy Superintendent Won't Be Recused From Sexual Assault Case

A federal judge has ruled that she won't force a U.S. Naval Academy superintendent to recuse himself from the sexual assault case involving three midshipmen.

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Aid And Egyptian-American Relations

In a politically fraught decision, the Obama administration has decided to suspend military aid to Egypt. Kojo finds out how the decision could impact Egypt's security amid renewed protests and crackdowns.

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