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Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD

Growing awareness about PTSD has had a downside, namely that civilians now assume veterans are likely to have psychological issues. Yet while in the military, many say they feel pressure to hide their problems. The recent mass shooting in Afghanistan has fueled misconceptions and further complicated efforts to treat PTSD.
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Romney, GOP Pounce On Obama's Russia Comment

President Obama might have thought he was getting a break from domestic politics when he traveled to South Korea. But one remark to the Russian president, which wasn't meant for public consumption, has given Republicans fodder to criticize Obama on foreign policy.
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Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview

The popular MSNBC host talks about her start in broadcasting, her life and her new book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, in which she argues that America's national defense has become disconnected from public oversight.
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For U.S. Analysts, Rethinking The Terror Threat

In recent years, U.S. officials were working from the premise that independent groups like al-Qaida were most likely to carry out terrorist attacks. But now it appears that the focus is less on al-Qaida and more on the prospect of state-sponsored terrorism.
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Obama Asks China To Help Halt N. Korean Rocket

The U.S. recently agreed to provide North Korea with food assistance, and it was hoped that this would help calm tensions in the region. But under its new leader, North Korea is now planning a rocket launch next month that's making everyone uneasy.
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Defining Nuclear Security In Face Of Modern Threats

Speaking in South Korea, President Barack Obama said that the U.S. can further reduce its nuclear arsenal, while maintaining its security. Some insist that a credible nuclear deterrent requires a sizeable stockpile of weapons.

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