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Russia Calls On U.S., North Korea To Step Back From The Brink

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's remarks follow a week of tense rhetoric and tit-for-tat military moves between the two sides.
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As Qualified Men Dwindle, Military Looks For A Few Good Women

Pentagon officials say they're opening ground combat jobs to women as a matter of equality. But the military also needs them because the number of military-age men who qualify for service is declining.
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After Decade Of Detention, Guantanamo Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike

Twenty-six Guantanamo prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest their continued detention at the island facility. Eight of the men are being fed intravenously. Military officials say detainees told guards that they had stopped eating because of the lack of interest in their plight. Among their complaints: they weren't mentioned in President Obama's inaugural address or the State of the Union.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Woman In The U.S. Military?

This week on Morning Edition, we've been hearing from women who have served on the battlefield and on bases here at home. In the final report in the series, we learn more about women and identity in the military.
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CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

The Obama administration is considering shifting the armed drone program to the military to mollify critics who say it lacks accountability and transparency.
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Pentagon May Take Over CIA's Drone Program

The Obama administration is taking steps to put the CIA's drone program under Pentagon control. The CIA has been covertly using drones to target and kill suspected terrorists. Putting the program under Pentagon control would make it more transparent and legally restricted.

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