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First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on Sunday in Istanbul. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack Saturday on an Istanbul nightclub where people were celebrating the new year. Ihlas News Agency/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia And Turkey Have Agreed On Cease-Fire For Syria, What's Next?

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VFW Recruits On College Campus To Bring Young Vets Into The Fold

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A soldier fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system during weapons practice in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Heavy weapons like these generate a shock wave that may cause brain injuries. Sgt. Benjamin Tuck/CJSOTF-A/DVIDS hide caption

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Pentagon Shelves Blast Gauges Meant To Detect Battlefield Brain Injuries

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How Diplomacy Time And Again Failed To Stop The Carnage In Syria

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Veterans Share Their Stories Of War And Its Consequences

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'Bloodline' Author On The Failures Of U.S. Counter-Insurgency Strategy

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Iraqi pro-government forces hold a position on the frontline on Friday near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 20 miles south of Mosul, during an operation to retake the hub city from the Islamic State group jihadists. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi Forces Shaken By ISIS Resistance In Fight For Mosul

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U.S. Service Member Killed By IED Was Helping Iraq In Push To Retake Mosul

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What You Need To Know About The Somali Refugee Community In Kansas

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To Retain More Parents, The Military Offers A Better Work-Life Balance

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White House To Review Support For Saudi-Led Coalition After Yemen Funeral Bombing

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