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A Look At Gitmo, 10 Years Later

At the 10-year mark for the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Audie Cornish talks with Miami Herald journalist Carol Rosenberg about how conditions there have evolved and the controversy over what to do with detainees.
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Why America's Spies Struggle To Keep Up

In Intel Wars, historian Matthew Aid details how bureaucratic policies and a glut of raw data have weakened the intelligence community in its war against would-be terrorists.
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Guantanamo At 10: U.S. Weighs Future Of Detainees

It's been a decade since prisoners were first sent to Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. now must decide whether to release some of those initial detainees as part of a goodwill gesture to kick-start peace talks with the Taliban.
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Army Scraps Most Of The JTRS Program

The Army has spent billions of dollars in the past 15 years on an ambitious program to develop a universal radio. It was called the Joint Tactical Radio System, or "JTRS." But now the Army has scrapped most of that program. Melissa Block talks to military writer David Axe about its failure.
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Coast Guard Tries To Lead Fuel Tanker To Nome

Melissa Block speaks with Capt. Beverly Havlik, from the Coast Guard ice-breaker Cutter Healy, who talks about the challenges of helping a Russian tanker make its way through the Arctic ice to Nome, Alaska.
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American Sentenced To Death In Iran

The U.S. reacts to the conviction and death sentence in Tehran for an Iranian American accused of spying for the CIA. The move is likely to further escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S., largely over Tehran's suspect nuclear program.

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