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Capt. Mike Miller, with Delta Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, rides in his Humvee during a training mission at Fort Polk, La. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Pentagon Announces 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Changes

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Staff Sgt. Norman T. Hatch was a cinematographer and combat photographer during World War II. He won an Academy Award for his footage of the amphibious assault at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association hide caption

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A U.S. Marine officer with the 1/3 Charlie Company guards an Afghan family in Trikh Nawar on the northeastern outskirts of Marjah in February. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Hurt Locker has been hailed by critics for its gritty portrayal of Army bomb disposal troops. But veterans say the film — nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture — is riddled with inaccuracies. AP/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Veterans Say Exaggerations Abound In 'Hurt Locker'

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Afghan army soldiers patrol Feb. 23 in Trikh Nawar on the northeastern outskirts of Marjah. Several thousand Afghan soldiers and police are participating alongside U.S. Marines in the operation that began in mid-February. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Moves To Lift Ban On Women In Subs

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Offensive Launched Against Taliban Stronghold

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Ahmed Wali Karzai, shown here in October 2009 during an interview with The Associated Press in Kandahar, is battling allegations that he has participated in illegally taking possession of land and water rights in the southern Afghan province. The theft of both private and public lands is a growing problem in Afghanistan. Allauddin Khan/AP hide caption

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Former Army National Guard Lt. Dan Choi, an Arabic-speaking specialist dismissed under the "don't ask, don't tell' policy, outside the Beverly Hills Hotel in June 2009 while President Barack Obama attended a benefit dinner inside. Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo hide caption

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