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The Science Of Identifying Soldier Remains

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VA Re-Evaluates Family Caregiver Program

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A soldier in the Old Guard places flags at graves in Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day, on May 29. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Say 'Thank You For Your Service' This Monday

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Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

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Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

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Pentagon To Detail Plans For Arming Syrian Kurds Fighting ISIS

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Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green has withdrawn his nomination to be secretary of the Army. Opposition was building against Green among Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee over statements Green made that critics called insensitive toward Muslims. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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The Call-In: Your Stories About Veterans Affairs

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, in February. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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100 Days In, Trump's Generals Seen As A Moderating Force

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Kara Dethlefsen, an active-duty Marine, attends the monthly food pantry at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base near San Diego. Her husband is also a Marine. She says the food assistance is helping them get ready for his transition back to civilian life. The couple has a 4-month-old daughter. Dorian Merina/KPCC hide caption

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Historian Says The U.S. Is 'Losing Hearts And Minds In Afghanistan'

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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The President's Power To Wage War

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