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Obama orders steps to help veterans find jobs

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President Obama used his executive authority to announce a few small steps to help military veterans find jobs, part of a campaign to show that he is fighting unemployment while Congress remains in political gridlock over how to boost hiring.

Taxpayers' Billions: Missing in Baghdad

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A report on the billions of dollars in cash, sent to Iraq from the New York Fed, are missing.

Wars Wind Down, But Some Forces Face Wearying Future

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Army Ranger Kristoffer Domeij was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday while on his 14th combat deployment, highlighting a dispiriting fact of life for some of America’s warriors: conventional forces are leaving Iraq and Afghanistan in large numbers, but the sky-high demand for special-operations troops like the Rangers won’t be changing anytime soon.

Obama's foreign successes may help little in 2012

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By declaring the Iraq war over, President Barack Obama scored what his allies see as a fourth big foreign policy success in six months, starting with Osama bin Laden's killing.

Clinton defends troop withdrawal from Iraq

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that the U.S. will maintain a strong military interest in Iraq, after its last combat troops leave this year, and she warned Iran not to try and take advantage of the pullout.

October 21, 2011

Weekly Show

Analysis of possible paths forward in Libya now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Will the U.S. play a role in nation building?  President Obama announces all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by year's end. And why the GOP debates have become pivotal in the 2012 presidential race.  Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

Will Deficit Panel Count Savings From Waning Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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As the deadline approaches for the congressional supercommittee to cut $1.2 trillion or more from the deficit, one question is whether it will count savings from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iraq War Ends With a Whimper, Not a Bang

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The Iraq War began with Pentagon officials boasting about an initial offensive that would “shock and awe” the enemy, then-President George W. Bush flying a military plane to an aircraft carrier for a high-profile address to thousands of cheering troops, and round-the-clock coverage on the nation’s TV networks. Eight and a half grueling years later, the deeply unpopular conflict is set to end with a whimper, not a bang.

Veterans' unemployment outpaces civilian rate

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As soon as Brian Joseph graduated from high school he joined the Army, where he was trained in a series of jobs that seem to exist only in the military.    He was a multi-channel radio operator. Then he worked as a single-channel radio operator. Later, he worked as a psychological operations specialist, tailoring the U.S. war message to residents of Kosovo and, later, Iraq.  Read more
 

Stop the Press

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Iraqi journalism—which Washington had hoped would ensure a democratic, transparent government—faces an intense government crackdown.