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When Most U.S. Forces Leave Afghanistan, Contractors May Stay

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Women Pass Marine Training, Clear First Hurdle To Combat Role

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Afghan Elders Will Decide Future Of U.S. Troops After 2014

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UN Report Puts Afghan Opium Poppy Cultivation At Record High

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Why Does The NSA Keep An EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE? It's Top Secret

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Pakistani Taliban Leader Believed Dead In U.S. Drone Strike

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Case Of Marines Desecrating Taliban Bodies Takes A New Twist

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In Afghanistan, An Uncertain Role For U.S. After 2014

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U.S. Faces Obstacles To Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons

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Women Break New Ground In Marine Infantry Training

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Afghanistan Vet Who Criticized Superiors Awarded Medal Of Honor

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Foundation To Pay Military Death Benefits During Shutdown

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For Now, No War Crimes Charges Against Syrian Regime

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U.S. Special Forces Operation In Libya Nabs Al-Qaida Suspect

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National Intelligence Director James Clapper waits for a hearing of the Senate Judiciary on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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