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Sight Unseen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured something that happens all the time but few of us get to see, a soldier fatally wounded on the battlefield. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bowe Bergdahl: Deserter, Victim, Hero

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dan Lamothe discusses Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan, held in captivity for five years & is now being charged with desertion.

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The Takeaway

Veterans Still Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times. 

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Specials

Reveal: Opiate Abuse, Surgical Screws and Bringing Light to Military Torture

Saturday, March 14, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, hear about a VA doctor accused of handing out excessive opiate prescriptions, lack of oversight in the authenticity of surgical screws, and more.

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The Takeaway

A Return to Battle: U.S. Vets Volunteer to Fight ISIS

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A number of American veterans have volunteered with the Kurdish pesh merga to fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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99% Invisible

156- Coin Check

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

design, coin, military, clip art, recognition, challenge, currency, medal, honor

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The Takeaway

Missing WWII Airmen Buried After 70 Years

Monday, March 02, 2015

Decades after World War II, the remains of nine missing U.S. military airmen are finally coming home from New Guinea. 

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The Takeaway

Ex-Marine Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle—the man at the center of the film and book "American Sniper."

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The Takeaway

U.S. and Iraqi Forces Plan to Seize City from ISIS

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Iraq's second largest city is under control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. What would an operation to re-take the city look like? Could it make life in Mosul even worse?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John Boorman's Playful Wit Continues in "Queen and Country"

Thursday, February 19, 2015

9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. What's he like a decade later?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Permission to Wage War

Friday, February 13, 2015

President Obama has asked Congress for approval to use military force to fight ISIS. Slate's Fred Kaplan says the War Powers Act is mostly a charade, as lawmakers rarely turn it down.

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The Takeaway

After Months of Bombing, Congress to Vote on Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama wants formal legal authority to carry out bombing campaigns against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Will Congress give him more latitude? 

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The Takeaway

Retired Army Pilot Urges Hollywood To Portray Veterans Fairly

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A group called "Got Your 6" plans to certify the films that meet their criteria. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Shrinking Afghan National Army

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Afghan National Army tends to loose nearly a third of its personnel every year, it's getting worse, and the DOD is trying to cover up these losses

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A History of PTSD, Written By a Former Marine Living With It

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder afflicts as many as 30 percent of conflict veterans, but its reach extends far beyond the armed forces. 

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The Takeaway

What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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The Takeaway

President Putin 'Intent On Moving Borders'

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe says that President Putin has ambitions to re-draw the map and is intent on creating a new rift in Europe.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Big Target on American Sniper

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic, discusses the polarizing opinions about American Sniper’s posthumous depiction of Navy Seal Chris Kyle and the Iraq war.

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The Takeaway

Al Qaeda Officially Lays Claim to Paris Carnage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, an official of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

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