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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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Friday News Roundup - International

Michael Hirsh of National Journal, Paul Danahar of BBC amd Hisham Melham of Al-Arabiya join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international debut of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N., key Syrian rebel groups join forces with an al-Qaida affiliate and the attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Maryland Inmates Remember National POW-MIA Recognition Day

A group of 20 veterans in a Maryland correctional facility took part in a ceremony to honor their fellow service members who were lost in action.

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Interactive Video Aims To Improve Hiring For Veterans

We visit the set of a a new interactive video aiming to smooth out the hiring process for veterans transitioning to civilian life.