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U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military

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In Obama's Iraq Plan, An Answer That Breeds More Questions

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U.S Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Benghazi Attack

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U.S. Commandos Catch Alleged Leader Of Benghazi Attack

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Obama Rules Out Ground Troops; What Else Can U.S. Do In Iraq?

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Green Berets Are Killed In A Possible Case Of Friendly Fire

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Despite Details Of Bergdahl's Captivity, Answers Stay Scattered

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Questions Abound Over Why Bergdahl Left Afghan Post

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Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture

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As Bergdahl Returns Home, Accusations Of Desertion Surface

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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

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Will The U.S. Arm Syrian Rebels?

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Obama Sets A Number For U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

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A roadside bomb killed Lance Cpl. James Boelk, 24, while he was on foot patrol in Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2010. The Darkhorse infantry rifleman was on his first combat deployment. Courtesy of the Boelk family hide caption

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One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

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