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The Takeaway

Guns, War & Hollywood: Why 'American Sniper' is a Box Office Hit

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new Clint Eastwood film, “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations. How does its success speak to the state of America today?

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BackStory

In Their Own Words

Friday, January 16, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korea's Internet Blackout, U.S. Economic Growth, Mariah Carey Winning Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's internet goes ominously dark, Mariah Carey may have sung the best Christmas song ever, and Syria and Sierra Leone's streets are silent.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Armed With Guns... And Paperbacks

Friday, December 19, 2014

A campaign to supply books to America's troops fighting in World War II.

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The Takeaway

Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of The End for Gitmo?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Pentagon has transferred six Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay. It's the largest group transfer in five years, and the first relocated to South America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On The Front Lines of Failed Military Action

Monday, December 08, 2014

A retired Lt. General reflects on the mistakes made during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

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The Takeaway

A New Secretary of Defense, a New Military Strategy?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comes as America's war strategy in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan is in the midst of total upheaval.

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The Takeaway

A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How an American Company Supported War Criminal Charles Taylor in Liberia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller and Frontline producer Marcela Gaviria investigate the ways the American tire company Firestone funded Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can America Win the War, or the Peace, in Afghanistan?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jack Fairweather on America's failures in Afghanistan, Hermione Lee traces the complicated life of Penelope Fitzgerald, Rabih Alameddine’s new novel. The death penalty in Alabama.

The Takeaway

Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Interviews with Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of some interviews with veterans and about veterans.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Deep Scars of Battles Near and Far

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we explore how WWI is still impacting us, one general reflects on the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and we look at the untold story of Jackie Kennedy.

Storycorps

StoryCorps 401: On the Home Front: Veteran's Day 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Retired Army Sgt 1st Class Max Voelz first recorded in 2011 to remember his wife, Staff Sgt Kim Voelz. They met on Valentine’s Day, while training to work in Explosive Ordinance Disposal–the Army’s elite bomb squad.

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The Takeaway

What Breaks an Addiction to War

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Filmmaker Sebastian Junger says the addictive nature of covering battle makes the transition to civilian life so difficult, but seeing a colleague die makes it too hard to keep going.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Addiction to War, The United States of Texas, and Hilariously Awful Election Ads

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Takeaway explores the new film by Sebastian Junger, the ways Texas is transforming America, and we made some pretty funny fake election ads.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing the Book on Counterinsurgency in War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, recounts his experience on the battlefield in Iraq and talks about crafting the army's new manual on counterinsurgency, shaping our course in Iraq.

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The Takeaway

What it Takes to Be a Marine Corps Sniper

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Of all the roles a member of the armed forces can play on the battlefield, perhaps none is as terrifying as that of a sniper. Two Marine Corps snipers reflect on their jobs. 

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