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Soldier from Wisconsin Sought Role of Protector

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U.S. Tries for Better Conditions at Iraq Prison Camp

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Soldiers' Head Injuries May Contribute to PTSD

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Recalling the Fear and Surprise of the Tet Offensive

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Making Veterans More Comfortable on Campus

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Doctor Takes Camera 'Inside the Red Zone' of War

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Soldiers Try to Cope with Battlefield Losses

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Friend, Colleague Remembered

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U.S. Grapples with Holding Iraqi Detainees

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House Committee to Probe Ruin of CIA Tapes

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Taliban Resurgence Strains Alliance in Afghanistan

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Vietnam-Era Zippo Etchings Spark Artist's Fixation

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Iraq to Restore Former Baath Party Followers

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Bush Mideast Tour Shifts to Gulf Allies

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U.S. Improves Anbar by Partnering with Iraqis

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