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Communities Around Fort Campbell Brace For Word On Budget Cuts

This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.
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Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.
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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.
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Shots Fired Near Vice President's Delaware Home, Biden Wasn't There

Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., Saturday night, according to the U.S. Secret Service.
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Hundreds Of U.S. Military Trainers Headed For Iraq

They are expected to head to Iraq in the coming weeks to build up an Iraqi Army that has all but fallen apart. The additional American soldiers and Marines will work out of an ever-expanding number of training sites around the country. U.S. officials expect ground operations sometime in the spring to take back territory seized by the so-called Islamic State.
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Army OKs Female Soldiers For Ranger Training Program

For the first time ever, 60 women will participate in the grueling program. It's part of an effort by Pentagon officials to determine whether women can be assigned to ground combat units.
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4 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Oman, 1 To Estonia

The transfers, announced late Wednesday, bring to 122 the number of detainees who remain at Guantanamo Bay. The move comes amid GOP opposition, citing security, to freeing prisoners from the facility.
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Were Paris Attacks Coordinated Between ISIS And Al-Qaida?

Renee Montagne talks to Fawaz Gerges, chair of Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at the London School of Economics and author of The New Middle East, about why the two groups are at odds.
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Al-Qaida Group Claims Responsibility In 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
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Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence

In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.

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