Saying Goodbye To Walter Reed

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GOP presidential hopefuls use 140 characters or less to answer the question: "As president, how will you avoid continually raising the debt ceiling?" Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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GOP Twitter Debate: Dose Of Attention Deficit?

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Junger: We Must Understand Many Troops Miss War

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Army Tests Confidential Alcohol Abuse Program

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Withdrawal Plans Have Troops Looking Toward Home

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Darryl St. George, a Navy corpsman with Weapons Company of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., reads a book as the sun rises over a temporary base nicknamed "Patrol Base Suc" in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A Teacher Leaves The Classroom For Afghanistan

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A Marine walks along a mud wall while conducting a search and clearing operation in Afghanistan's Helmand province, as the dust from a wheat thrashing machine falls like snow. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Marine: 'We're Starting To Fall To The Wayside'

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Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Zemore, 23, from Fredericksburg, Va., is a self-described troublemaker who liked to party too much. Zemore said he fell into the Marine Corps and now is on a Explosives Ordinance Disposal team, searching out bombs with a hand-held metal detector. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For Some, The Decision To Enlist Offers Direction

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Marines detonate a homemade explosive device in the Helmand River valley in Afghanistan in 2009. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Military Searches For A Device To Stop IEDs

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Air conditioners keep tents cool on a U.S. military base in Iraq. The tents have been treated with polyurethane foam to increase energy efficiency. Courtesy Steven Anderson hide caption

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Among The Costs Of War: Billions A Year In A.C.?

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'Death And After In Iraq': Memoir Of A Mortuary

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Army Spc. Christopher B. Fishbeck of Buena Park, Calif., poses for a photo on a rooftop during his tour of duty in Iraq. Courtsey of Fishbeck's Family hide caption

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Soldier Killed In Iraq Predicted He Wouldn't Make It

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Bedtime Stories, From A Dad In Afghanistan

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Once A Critic, VA Blogger Seeks To Fix Problems

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For Soldiers With PTSD, A Profound Daily Struggle

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