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Tom Bowman

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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.

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U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama

Monday, June 30, 2014

In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.

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U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq to assess the state of the country's military will find an army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011. It lacks troops, training and leadership.

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Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops Immunity

Monday, June 23, 2014

Back in 2011, Iraq refused to grant American troops immunity, so the U.S. pulled out leaving no residual forces.

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In Obama's Iraq Plan, An Answer That Breeds More Questions

Friday, June 20, 2014

President Obama says U.S. military personnel will advise Iraqi forces, not to serve in combat. But the proposal raises more questions: What are the rules of engagement? And how long will they stay?

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U.S Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Benghazi Attack

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The U.S. had filed criminal charges against Ahmed Abu Khattala last year. Now that he has been taken to a secure location outside Libya, he is expected to be sent to the United States to stand trial.

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U.S. Commandos Catch Alleged Leader Of Benghazi Attack

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

U.S. special operations forces have captured one of the men suspected of playing a key role in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. Ahmed Abu Khatallah has been associated with one of the militias involved in the attack that killed four Americans. Currently being held outside Libya, he will face trial in a U.S. federal court.

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Obama Rules Out Ground Troops; What Else Can U.S. Do In Iraq?

Friday, June 13, 2014

President Obama said that he will help the Iraqi military break the momentum of the militants on the march to Baghdad. The Pentagon said that one possible option could include airstrikes. But the president said that any military help must include political solutions from the Iraqi government, which has helped fuel the unrest by failing to reach out to its Sunni minority.

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Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the result of what might have been friendly fire from an American plane. The deaths, if confirmed, would be the worst case of friendly fire in the war.

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Despite Details Of Bergdahl's Captivity, Answers Stay Scattered

Monday, June 09, 2014

As Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers in a Germany hospital, details continue to emerge about his captivity, the circumstances of his initial disappearance and the effect his release has had on the military.

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Questions Abound Over Why Bergdahl Left Afghan Post

Thursday, June 05, 2014

A classified Pentagon investigation suggests Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan, though it does not conclude he deserted. He was held captive for 5 years.

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Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Questions surround Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol, but many wonder whether he planned to desert.

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Prisoner Swap Ignites Political Firestorm On The Hill

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.

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As Bergdahl Returns Home, Accusations Of Desertion Surface

Monday, June 02, 2014

A member of Bowe Bergdahl's squad tells of a soldier who soured to the Afghan mission and deserted. If true, the Army would have to consider the circumstances and whether charges are warranted.

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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

Friday, May 30, 2014

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.

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Will The U.S. Arm Syrian Rebels?

Friday, May 30, 2014

There was some anticipation this week that President Obama might endorse stronger measures to give training to Syria's rebels. The president told NPR the rebels might be better able to use U.S. aid.

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U.N. Chief Paints Bleak Picture For Humanitarian Access In Syria

Friday, May 30, 2014

Earlier this year, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for more humanitarian access in Syria. Even that, though, has had not eased the suffering of civilians.

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Obama Sets A Number For U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

President Obama intends to keep a force of 9,800 American troops after the end of 2014. The troops will remain in the country to train Afghan forces and support counterterrorism operations.

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One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

Monday, May 26, 2014

Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.

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To Help Nigeria Find Missing Girls, U.S. Sends In Airborne Support

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The U.S. has deployed surveillance aircraft to Nigeria in the search for the more than 250 schoolgirls still missing. Imagery gathered by the aircraft and satellites will be shared with the Nigerian government.

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