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  Need to Know, August 6, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Life in a war zone. An embattled outpost where the U.S. military trains Afghan soldiers. Steve Mumford’s paintings of the war in Iraq. And a special pledge week edition of Next Week’s News.

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  Evan Thomas and ‘The War Lovers’

Alison Stewart speaks with Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas about his book, “The War Lovers,” which draws parallels between the Spanish-American War and the war in Iraq.

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  Need to Know, July 9, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Women in the military’s elite bomb squad. Special courts for veterans. And BP’s “other” disaster in the Gulf. Plus: A special summer movie edition of Next Week’s News.

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  Outside the wire

Need to Know profiles two young enlisted women in the U.S. Air Force who serve a crucial, and dangerous, role in the current wars: disarming roadside bombs.

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Uniform justice

Veterans’ courts are being set up around the country to help veterans suffering from untreated mental health problems. But are these courts giving special treatment to veterans? Need to Know correspondent Maria Hinojosa went to Texas to find out.

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WikiLeaks

Private First Class Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old who allegedly provided the whistleblower site Wikileaks with footage documenting U.S. troops killing Iraqi civilians was charged Monday in Kuwait. Here’s what you need to know about the case, and about Wikileaks.

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When the pundits toe the general’s line

The recent revelation that Gen. Petraeus — now installed as the third commander of the flagging Afghan War in two years — collaborated with at least one pundit to get his story into the public isn’t exactly earth-shaking. But it might point to deeper problems with the commentary industry: namely, who’s driving the discussion?

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How prisoner abuse affects the abuser

In his new book “None of Us Were Like this Before,” reporter Joshua Phillips meets young American soldiers who abused detainees in Iraq, and suffered psychological consequences.

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  A Memorial Day at war

American troops have fought for nine years in Afghanistan and more than seven in Iraq, but many Americans hardly notice that their country is at war. That’s worth remembering this Memorial Day. An essay by Jon Meacham.

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