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Martha Raddatz
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How Does a Shooting Happen at an Army Base?

April 3, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
ABC's Martha Raddatz talks about the Fort Hood community, the soldiers and families who live there.
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Majority of veterans say they would join military again, despite scars of war

April 1, 2014
According to a new survey, 89 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans say they would join the military again, while also reporting a spike in suicide, reduced physical wellness and feelings of disconnection. Gwen Ifill talks to two veterans, Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Nathan Smith of Hire Heroes USA, as well as Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post.
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Air Force Fires 9 Officers in Scandal Over Cheating on Proficiency Tests

March 28, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The Air Force said Thursday that it had fired nine officers and accepted the resignation of the commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana as it continued to deal with a widespread cheating scandal among the men and women entrusted with the launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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Military Cuts Render NATO Less Formidable as Deterrent to Russia

March 27, 2014
Helene Cooper, Steven Erlanger | The New York Times
President Obama and European leaders pledged Wednesday to bolster the NATO alliance and vowed that Russia would not be allowed to run roughshod over its neighbors. But the military reality on the ground in Europe tells a different story.
President Obama
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Obama Renewing U.S. Commitment to NATO Alliance

March 27, 2014
Peter Baker, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
President Obama has spent much of his presidency mired in the challenges of a world well outside the borders of Europe — the turmoil of the Middle East, the power struggles in Asia and the terrorist threats percolating in northern Africa, Pakistan and elsewhere.
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Former Naval Academy Football Player Is Acquitted of Sexual Assault

March 21, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
A military judge on Thursday found a former United States Naval Academy football player, Joshua Tate, not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman when she was too drunk to consent, bringing partial resolution to a highly publicized case that has lasted for nearly two years.
Vice President Joe Biden
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Biden on mission to reassure NATO allies in Eastern Europe

March 19, 2014
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Poland on Tuesday for a two-day tour to reassure Eastern European allies unnerved by Russian aggression in Ukraine that the United States is committed to their security.
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Hagel Warns Russia Not to Intervene in Ukraine

February 28, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned Russia on Thursday to stay out of the turmoil in Ukraine, while NATO defense ministers issued repeated statements meant to show support for the new leadership in Kiev.
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How will proposed military savings affect strategy and security?

February 25, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presented a plan to reshape the nation's military after more than a decade of war. Measures include cutting active-duty rolls, eliminating certain technology and making adjustments to benefits. Gwen Ifill weighs the options and the potential side effects with former National Security officer Gordon Adams and Thomas Donnelly of the American Enterprise Institute.
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