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Obama To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford As Joint Chiefs Chairman

President Obama said Tuesday he will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer.
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Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner In Canada Wants To Be Released On Bail

Omar Khadr was sent to Guantanamo Bay prison when he was 15 years old. Now in prison in Canada, he is seeking bail while he appeals his war-crimes conviction. Ottawa wants him to stay put.
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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association helped justify prisoner torture.
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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.
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House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

The House panel voted Thursday to advance a bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.
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Wall Street Journal: FBI Facilitated Ransom Payment For Weinstein

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Adam Entous, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, about his report on the FBI's role in arranging a ransom to al-Qaida to help free hostage Warren Weinstein.
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GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

One of the president's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.
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President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

In 2013, President Obama tightened rules for drone strikes in order to reduce civilian casualties. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent Adam Entous who learned that the president secretly waived the new rules for CIA operations in Pakistan.
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Hostage Deaths Call U.S. Drone Program Into Question

The unintended deaths of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike has reignited the debate over the tactic. President Obama said the program would be reviewed though it's not clear what that means.

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