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Officials React To Now-Viral Video

NPR's Tom Bowman updates Audie Cornish on the latest fallout from a video that purports to show U.S. Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan — believed to be Taliban militants.
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Experts Fear Fallout From Afghanistan Video

The Marine Corps is investigating a video that purports to depict Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. Many worry the incident will further enflame anti-American feelings in Afghanistan, just as the U.S. tries to engage the Taliban into peace talks.
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Can Iran Close The World's Most Important Oil Route?

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic waterway that handles 20 percent of the world's oil, in retaliation for a new round of sanctions. Experts say Iran has low-cost options, such as mines, to wreak havoc and potentially close the strait.
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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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