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Poindexter to Resign from Pentagon

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Poindexter to Resign from Pentagon

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Poindexter to Resign from Pentagon

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Pentagon officials announce that retired Adm. John Poindexter, the man behind plans for a "terror futures" market, will step down from his post. The move follows a public outcry over the market, which would have let investors profit by correctly predicting political events and Mideast terrorist attacks. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.