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A Rest Stop On The Road From Soldier To Civilian

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Afghan miners in a makeshift emerald mine in the Panjshir Valley in 2010. Reports suggest that Afghanistan is sitting on significant deposits of oil, gas, copper, iron, gold and coal, as well as a range of precious gems like emeralds and rubies. Currently these minerals are largely untapped and are still being mapped. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Dreams Of A Mining Future On Hold In Afghanistan

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Rachel Maddow hosts the nightly news talk show The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Bill Phelps/Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview

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Members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment arrive in Indiana after spending a year in Afghanistan. They will spend about a week here before returning to their homes in New England. Tom Dreisbach/NPR hide caption

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'Citizen Soldiers' Begin The Journey Home

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Grading The Military's Mental Health Screenings

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Gen. Peter Chiarelli, former vice chief of staff for the U.S. Army, says the Army lacks reliable diagnostic tools to screen for mental health. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Troops' Mental Health: How Much Is Unknown?

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Then-Capt. Brent Clemmer said Staff Sgt. Robert Bales distinguished himself as a team leader in Clemmer's C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Zarqa, Iraq. The faces of the rest of Bales' squad have been obscured. Courtesy Maj. Brent Clemmer hide caption

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For Suspect In Afghan Attack, A Praised Record

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Lewis McChord Base Has History Of Troubles

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Iraq Veterans Looking For Practical Assistance

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Edward Young, whose automotive transport business is based in Milford, Conn., arrives to pick up a car to be delivered to Pennsylvania from the Valenti auto dealership in Watertown, Conn. Rick Hartford/Hartford Courant hide caption

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Business Boot Camp Gives Veterans A New Start

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Traumatic brain injuries are most often caused by powerful blasts from improvised explosive devices. A roadside bomb explodes, and the concussive effect violently shakes the brain inside the skull. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Army Moves To Act Fast On Battlefield Brain Injuries

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Medics In Training: Treating Soldiers In Transit

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Military Pokes Holes In Acupuncture Skeptics' Theory

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The Wounded Warrior Home Project is an inventive approach to military housing, serving the needs of wounded soldiers and their families as they continue to serve on active duty at Fort Belvoir, Va. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Building Better Houses For Wounded Soldiers

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