Military

 
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  Nursing the wounded

To understand the myriad ways nurses are working in veterans care, Need to Know recently visited a Veterans Affairs hospital in San Diego, and profiled three nurses there.

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A ‘messy’ Afghan exit plan

NATO is overselling its plan to pull out of Afghanistan via the “northern distribution network.” While the northern evacuation route certainly lessens the need for Pakistan, it is not a viable replacement for Pakistan’s supply routes, writes Joshua Foust.

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  Joshua Foust on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Need to Know host Maria Hinojosa talks to Joshua Foust to discuss the war in Afghanistan, Obama’s speech and our exit strategy.

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  American Voices: Dan Savage

Nationally syndicated columnist Dan Savage speaks to NTK about life for gay and lesbian members of the military after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and about how these changes might affect the larger fight for LGBT equality.

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  American Voices: A combat doctor on caring for our returning veterans

Dr. Todd Baker, who ran an emergency room in a military hospital in Baghdad, offers ideas about how to care for returning vets.

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Defense austerity the GOP can believe in

For Joshua Foust, defense austerity presents the GOP with an opportunity to take a stance against waste, while still targeting entitlement programs, and addressing the Democrats’ demand for a smaller defense budget.

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Study suggests soldiers’ guilt is large driver of PTSD cases

A study finds that soldiers’ feelings of guilt about their wartime experiences could be a leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Poll: The future of defense spending

What do you think should be done with the Pentagon’s budget?

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Defense spending in an age of austerity

For Joshua Foust, we must first decide what kind of role the U.S. should play in the world before we debate the size of our national security budget.