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Software, Not Just Bullets, Puts Military At Odds

For years, the U.S. Army has been using sophisticated data analysis to identify "high-value" targets and dismantle the groups that plant IEDs. With billions of dollars at stake, however, a major battle has erupted over which software the Army should use.
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U.S. Grows An Industrial Complex Along The Border

In today's dollars, the bill for U.S. immigration enforcement since 1986 comes to $219 billion — roughly the cost of the space shuttle program. About 80,000 government workers depend on immigration enforcement. Despite a drop in illegal immigration, the border industrial complex is here to stay.
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Did Navy SEAL Author Truly Breach Confidentiality?

The book No Easy Day gives a Navy SEAL's account of Osama bin Laden's death, an operation he participated in. It can be found on bookstore shelves now — just over a year after the raid. One major reason the book came out so quickly is that it was not submitted for Pentagon review. Audie Cornish talks with attorney Mark Zaid about what that SEAL may be up against for skipping the official vetting process.
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Romney Pitches National Security, Foreign Policy Plan

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney marked the anniversary of Sept. 11 with a speech to the National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nev. Melissa Block talks to Ari Shapiro.
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Subdued Reflection On Sept. 11 Anniversary

On the eleventh anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks, NPR's Neal Conan listens to sounds from anniversary events across the country.
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What We Know About Iran's Nuclear Program

A report from the International Atomic Energy Agency shows that Iran has continued its efforts to enrich uranium. Ever-tightening sanctions appear to be putting a strain on the Iranian economy, but have done little to deter Iran's enrichment program.
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Can Counseling Complicate Your Security Clearance?

People seeking government jobs that require security clearance must disclose any therapy they've received over the last seven years — even for sexual assault. Experts say the requirement, known as Question 21, is discouraging people from applying for the jobs — and from seeking help.

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