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"Base Nation" by David Vine

The United States operates hundreds of military bases in foreign countries - a network that extends American influence far outside U.S. borders. We chat with author David Vine, whose newest book explores how America's network of military bases abroad may be making the United States and other countries less safe.

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Off the Beaten Path: Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center

We talk with the chief curator of the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to find out more about its collections -- from the Space Shuttle Discovery to the Enola Gay -- and the restorative work it does behind the scenes.

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal On Military And Civilian Leadership

Kojo chats with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal about leadership and the future of American military and foreign policy.

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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama takes on critics of the Iran nuclear deal. More airplane debris is found near Madagascar possibly connected to the missing Malaysian flight. And the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Sen. Tim Kaine On ISIS, Iran And Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan

The Virginia Democrat talked with WAMU 88.5 about getting Congress to vote on authorizing U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants. The senator also discussed the Iran nuclear deal and President Obama's proposed power plant regulations.

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Obama, Kennedy And Nuclear Security: History At American University

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech in 1963 and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar's Death

Mullah Mohammad Omar, the longtime head of the Taliban in Afghanistan, was confirmed dead last week. A new leader has taken his place, but questions remain about how the transition in leadership will affect the Taliban's position and strategy, as well as peace talks with the Afghan government that began in July. We explore what may change for Afghanistan now that new leadership is in charge of the Taliban.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Thousands of migrants try to reach Britain from France through the Channel Tunnel. Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish militants. And President Barack Obama wraps up a five-day trip to Africa. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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'Kojo In Your Community' With U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia is home to one of the largest communities of military and military-related personnel anywhere in the United States. They are an important part of the fabric of our community, and the industries they work in shape our region. Kojo discusses what it means to represent their unique interests with Sen. Tim Kaine.

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Kaine Puts Focus On Defense Economy, Personnel In Kojo Nnamdi Interview

The Virginia Democrat, appearing in a special installment of the "Kojo In Your Community" series, emphasized the need for consistent federal budgeting to protect the defense industry, and he said the government should do more to help military personnel and federal workers.

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