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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.

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.

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
 

The War in Afghanistan Begins

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As the war in Afghanistan hits its 10 year anniversary this week, we look back at the Washington Week from October 12, 2001. At the time, President George W. Bush suggested that the war "may take a year or two but we will prevail." NPR's Tom Gjelten analyze the military strategy, the status of the Taliban and the developing Bush's doctrine.

New General Takes on War in Afghanistan

On The Radar

General Allen picks up where predecessor Petraeus left off in ongoing war. 

Afghanistan: America's Longest War

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The cost of a decade at war.

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