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  Look no further: The military’s detainee abuse investigation task force

In a joint investigation with the Nation Institute Investigative Fund, Need to Know reveals the inner workings of a little-known U.S. military task force charged with examining cases of detainee abuse in Iraq.

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  Jon Meacham: Obama didn’t follow the law with Libya campaign

President Obama has placed himself above democracy in launching a military campaign in Libya without congressional approval, says Jon Meacham.

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  Wounded in war, seven years later

On April 24, 2004, the Renaud brothers were embedded with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Their cameras were rolling as a rocket attack struck an American military base in Baghdad. This story brings three of the surviving soldiers together to tell the story of how those few seconds in Iraq changed their lives forever.

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  Financial scandal in the California National Guard

As much as $100 million in taxpayer money may have been improperly or illegally paid out to undeserving Guard members in the form of cash bonuses or loan repayments.

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Photo: The music went missing

A swing era bandleader disappears while serving the war effort.

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Photo: A dignified transfer

A quiet tribute to service and sacrifice.

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Six-word memoirs: Veterans share their stories of coming home

In cooperation with SMITH magazine, Need to Know features the stories of veterans coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq, who told their stories in just six words.

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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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