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Alexandria Elementary School Celebrates Veterans Day Early

Veterans Day is on Monday, but a group of elementary school students in Alexandria continued their tradition of "Take A Veteran To School Day."

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Wounded Veterans And Adaptive Sports

In 1969, Kirk Bauer lost his leg in a grenade explosion in Vietnam. In 2012, Travis Mills lost portions of four limbs from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. They join Kojo to talk about adaptive sports and the challenging path of recovery facing today's wounded veterans.

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The Literature Of War

War and literature have long been linked. We revisit some classic works that continue to resonate today and consider the emerging hallmarks of fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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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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