Afghan commandos work on clearing a mock house during a training session conducted by the U.S. Army Special Forces at Fire Base Thomas in western Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Troops Fill NATO Training Gap In Afghanistan
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Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki displays photographs of a man identified by the Iraqi government as al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. Maliki announced the deaths of Baghdadi and another al-Qaida leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, on Monday. Iraqi Prime Minister office/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq Credited With Deaths Of Al-Qaida Figures
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An Army Honor Guard prepares to carry the flag-draped coffin of Staff Sgt. Vernon Martin into St. John's Baptist Church for his funeral service on Oct. 19, 2009, in Savannah, Ga. Martin, 25, was one of eight U.S. soldiers killed Oct. 3 during a fierce battle at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. Stephen Morton/Getty Images hide caption

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Battle In Afghanistan Highlights Bravery, Failures
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Leaked U.S. Video Shows Deaths In Baghdad
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Capt. Mike Miller, with Delta Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, rides in his Humvee during a training mission at Fort Polk, La. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Army Preps For Next Afghan Target: Kandahar
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Pentagon Makes It Tougher To Expel Gay Personnel
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Pentagon Announces 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Changes
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Staff Sgt. Norman T. Hatch was a cinematographer and combat photographer during World War II. He won an Academy Award for his footage of the amphibious assault at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association hide caption

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WWII Combat Cameraman: 'The Public Had To Know'
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A U.S. Marine officer with the 1/3 Charlie Company guards an Afghan family in Trikh Nawar on the northeastern outskirts of Marjah in February. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Marjah, Rooting Out The Taliban Is Only The Start
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The Hurt Locker has been hailed by critics for its gritty portrayal of Army bomb disposal troops. But veterans say the film — nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture — is riddled with inaccuracies. AP/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Veterans Say Exaggerations Abound In 'Hurt Locker'
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Afghan army soldiers patrol Feb. 23 in Trikh Nawar on the northeastern outskirts of Marjah. Several thousand Afghan soldiers and police are participating alongside U.S. Marines in the operation that began in mid-February. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Marjah Effort Shows Values, Flaws Of Afghan Forces
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Pentagon Moves To Lift Ban On Women In Subs
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Offensive Launched Against Taliban Stronghold
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Joint Chiefs Chair Backs End To Military Gay Ban
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