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Ex-Intelligence Officers Respond To Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

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The USS John S. McCain was left with a hole on its port side after a collision with oil tanker earlier this week, one of three such incidents this summer. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump announces his South Asia strategy, saying that conditions on the ground in Afghanistan, not timetables, will dictate decisions. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols

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Preparing For A Nuclear Attack (Seriously)

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Iraqi Troops Vs. ISIS: A Campaign Of Revenge

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Christian Wade of the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune shoots a suppressed carbine. The suppressor, which is the canister on the end of the barrel, turn a painful, deafening noise into simply a loud one. Timothy Lutz and Clarence Wimberly/Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps hide caption

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Military Tries To Cut Through The Noise Of War

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Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know

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With Destruction Of City And Citizens, Is Mosul Win Really A Victory?

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Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City on Tuesday, a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Nedal Said risked everything to rejoin the scientific community. Erik Nelson Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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Web Comic: A Scientist Runs For His Life And Finds His Dream

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As Many As 100,000 Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, U.N. Says

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Qatar Faces Saudi Sanctions Deadline

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Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

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Less than half of the 22 million veterans in the U.S. get their health care through the Veterans Affairs system. Many rely on Medicaid, which is slated for reductions under the health plan making its way through the U.S. Senate. bwilking/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts

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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Evaluating Afghanistan As More Troops Expected

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A Quarter Of South Sudan's Population On The Run From Brutal Civil War

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James Comey at a news conference in 2014. On Thursday, Comey is expected to tell Congress that, yes, he did tell President Trump he wasn't under investigation — but that Trump also asked him not to pursue investigating Michael Flynn. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Aleppo After The Fall

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