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Remembering Memorial Day

Sometimes the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost among the rush to beaches and backyard BBQs. You can honor those who have served in a variety of ways — watch the Memorial Day Concert, record the history of a vet for the National Archives, or find resources for military families and returning vets. Explore: National Memorial [...]

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Drone strikes test legal grounds for ‘war on terror’

In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama declared that “a decade of war is now ending.” White House press secretary Jay Carney later said there was “no question” that the U.S. conflict with al-Qaida was “entering a new phase.”

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  Women under fire

If you saw the Oscar-nominated film “The Hurt Locker,” you may have been left with the impression that the military’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D) team is a men’s only club

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Everything you need to know about drone strikes

You might have heard about the “kill list.” You’ve certainly heard about drones. But the details of the U.S. campaign against militants in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia — a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s national security approach — remain shrouded in secrecy. Here’s our guide to what we know and what we don’t know.

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Petraeus resigns from CIA

Petraeus is a decorated war veteran who has served in a number of different roles — most notably as Commander of the United States Central Command and subsequently as Commander of the U.S. and ISAF forces in Afghanistan.

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Oral history instructions: Veterans Project of the National Archives

There are over 20 million veterans in American today, but with over 1,100 war veterans dying each day, there is an urgent need to collect their personal accounts of their war time experiences while they are still among us.

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Need to Know, September 14, 2012: Drones

Reporting from Pakistan, Need to Know investigates the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas.

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  American Voices: Lt. Commander Pam Wall

Lt. Commander Pam Wall discusses the unique advantages nurses have when it comes to delivering mental health care to wounded veterans.

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  Sonja Batten on veterans care

The V.A.’s deputy chief consultant for specialty mental health talks to Scott Simon about treating traumatized vets once they return home.