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Marines Hope To Determine Gender Neutral Standards For Ground Combat

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Katelyn Allison, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, about her observations of the women who are currently training in an experimental unit.
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How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.
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U.S. Military Charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

U.S. Army officials said Wednesday that Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance is considered a crime of desertion. Bergdahl was freed last May after being held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years.
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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.
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Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After 9/11, But Must Speed Reforms

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."
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Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.
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Nuclear Experts Remain Optimistic About Iranian Negotiations

Arms control experts are sounding upbeat Monday at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., as a deadline approaches on the Iranian nuclear talks.
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ISIS Issues 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

U.S. defense and intelligence officials tell NPR that the list appears to have been derived from publicly available sources and not a breach of a government server.
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Gen. Allen: Iran's Involvement Complicates Anti-ISIS Effort

Host Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Teri Schultz about her exclusive interview with Gen. John Allen, the man charged with U.S. efforts to counter the self-described Islamic State.
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Afghan President Makes First Official Visit To Washington

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington looking for help getting through this year's fighting season. With American attention shifting to other conflicts, that could be a tough sell.

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