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A Closer Look at Women In Combat

The military's lift of the combat ban for women potentially opens up thousands of front-line positions, but many women in uniform argue they've long served in front-line units. Host Neal Conan talks to Lt. Col. Samantha Nerove about what the change may mean and her experiences in the military.
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Women In Combat Ban To Be Lifted

The Pentagon is expected to officially announce Thursday that it will lift the military ban on women in combat. The defense chief's groundbreaking move opens up thousands of front-line positions for women. For more on the Pentagon's decision Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Bowman. And from Kentucky, Blake Farmer of member station WPLN has reaction from Fort Campbell.
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Clinton Cautions North Africa Is A Region To Watch

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave emotional and at times angry testimony about the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans last September. She says the U.S. needs a strategy to deal with what she calls a spreading jihadist threat in a new political landscape.
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Secretary Clinton On Benghazi Attack: 'I Take Responsibility'

The partisan feuding in Washington has eased over the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. But as the secretary of state testifies, Libya and other countries in the region remain unsettled.
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Gen. John Allen Cleared In Email Probe

A Pentagon investigation has cleared General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. The Pentagon had been looking into whether the general's email correspondence with a Florida socialite was inappropriate and violated military rules. Allen's nomination to become the top commander of NATO is still on hold, however.

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