U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was visiting an Afghan military training academy Tuesday when he was shot dead by an Afghan soldier, who was subsequently killed. Afghan troops who knew the attacker say he disliked the Taliban and they aren't sure what his motive was. U.S. Army/Getty Images hide caption

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Vietnam veterans Melvin Morris (center), Jose Rodela (obscured) and Santiago J. Erevia (left) received the Medal of Honor from President Obama at the White House on Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman talks with host David Greene about the Pentagon's budget problems

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The photo that has offended many. The soldier responsible for posting it on Instagram has been suspended and an investigation has begun. Wisconsin National Guard Facebook page hide caption

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (center) and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (right) are at odds over the best way to respond to military sexual assaults. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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U.S. soldiers look at a crane that tipped over while trying to move a CHU, or Containerized Housing Unit, at a small COP, or Combat Outpost, in southern Afghanistan. A dozen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a whole new military vocabulary. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep

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Members of the U.S. Marine Corps listen to President Obama during his visit to Camp Pendleton, Calif., in August. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Marines with 4th Force Reconnaissance Company slide off F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts during training in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The French company Zodiac has been the U.S. military's choice for inflatable rubber rafts for roughly two decades. Now the company is making the rafts in the U.S. Lance Cpl. Reece E. Lodder/Marine Corps Base Hawaii hide caption

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French Maker Of Military Rafts Gets An American Identity

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Downtown Cairo is plastered with huge posters of Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the U.S.-trained Egyptian army chief who helped overthrow President Mohammed Morsi. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Egypt's Top General And His U.S. Lessons In Democracy

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The Afghan Local Police is a semi-volunteer force. They are minimally paid and minimally trained, and when the Americans leave, they will be left to defend their country on their own. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way?

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