Briefings are part of the demobilization process that the 182nd Infantry Regiment must go through at Camp Atterbury in Columbus, Ind. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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A Rest Stop On The Road From Soldier To Civilian

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Members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment arrive in Indiana after spending a year in Afghanistan. They will spend about a week here before returning to their homes in New England. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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'Citizen Soldiers' Begin The Journey Home

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Candidates' (Vocal) Pitch Plays Into Appeal

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A student paints the Facebook logo on a mural commemorating Egypt's revolution last spring. The team from the CIA's Open Source Center monitors social media activity overseas. Manoocher Deghati/AP hide caption

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CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye

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Pentagon spokesman George Little, speaking Thursday, said U.S. and Pakistani forces both made mistakes that contributed to the Nov. 26 shooting that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers along the border with Afghanistan. Luis M. Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Pentagon: U.S., Pakistan Share Blame In Shooting

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U.S. Admits To Some Mistakes In Deadly Pakistan Raid

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National Guard May Receive Joint Chiefs Spot

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Drone pilots fight a war from the safety of bases in the U.S. but confront some of the same wartime stresses as their comrades on the battlefield. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Report: High Levels Of 'Burnout' In U.S. Drone Pilots

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The IED: The $30-Bombs That Cost The U.S. Billions

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Unmanned aerial vehicles, like this Predator (shown here in 2009 during training at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev.), make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Air Force. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Drone Pilots: The Future Of Aerial Warfare

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Siemens Discovers Hiring Vets Is 'Good For Business'

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testifies on Capitol Hill on Nov. 15. Debate over Pentagon spending cuts is heating up as a bipartisan congressional panel tries to come up with a plan to cut the federal deficit. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In Budget Crisis, Some Easy Targets For Defense Cuts

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Panetta Addresses Iraq Troop Withdrawal On The Hill

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Adm. Mike Mullen Retires

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen (right) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. The Pentagon is tasked with cutting $450 billion from its budget in the next 10 years. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defense Leaders Make The Case Against Budget Cuts

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