Saddam Hussein's Basra Palace Transformed Into Museum

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Charles Mayer, 30, of San Diego survived an IED attack while serving in Iraq in 2010, but has suffered from complications including PTSD. Stuart Palley for NPR hide caption

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War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

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President Obama addresses U.S. troops during a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan in 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Patient Diplomacy And A Reluctance To Act: Obama's Mark On Foreign Policy

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U.S. Army soldiers take up a position during a patrol in Baghdad in 2007. The U.S. has been waging war nonstop for 15 years since the Sept. 11 attacks. Despite the protracted conflicts and disappointing results, U.S. involvement in multiple wars appears set to continue for years to come. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Mass Graves In Iraq Thought To Hold Members Of Yazidi Minority Killed By ISIS

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This image released by the the Mass Graves Directorate of the Kurdish Regional Government shows a human jaw bone exhumed from a mass grave containing Yazidis killed by Islamic State militants in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq in 2015. Kurdish Mass Graves Directorate via AP hide caption

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An Iraqi man prays in 2015 for his slain relative, at the site of a mass grave, believed to contain the bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed by Islamic State group militants when they overran Camp Speicher military base, in Tikrit, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Former Iraqi Ambassador On Fighting ISIS With U.S.: 'We All Have Short-Termism'

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Iraqi Dancer's Dreams Cut Short By Terrorism

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter, shown here at his Pentagon office in February, said the attempted coup in Turkey last week caught everyone by surprise. But he does not believe it will harm the battle against the Islamic State in Syria. The U.S. uses an air base in Turkey to launch strikes against ISIS. Ariel Zambelich / NPR hide caption

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Defense Secretary: Turkey's Turmoil Shouldn't Harm Battle Against ISIS

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ISIS Juggles Losing Territory While Stepping Up Attacks In Iraq

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U.S. Should Keep Its Presence In Iraq, Afghanistan, Retired Gen. Dempsey Says

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