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Matthew Hoh, the former Marine captain and foreign service official who resigned from his post in Afghanistan, says the U.S. must evolve its strategic thinking. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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A Sudden Exit Driven By An 'Irrational' War

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Letters: Autism, Baseball

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Letters: Autism, Baseball

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A Marine with Fox Company sits in the dust and mud of the flooded entrance to Patrol Base Barcha in the Helmand River valley in southern Afghanistan. Rising water in the surrounding fields has forced the Marines to fill in the area with gravel and sandbags. The sweltering summer temperatures have dropped, bringing a new set of problems as winter approaches. In Washington, debate is under way on how the U.S. should proceed in Afghanistan — and how to pay for it. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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World

Calculating The Cost Of The War In Afghanistan

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Calculating The Cost Of The War In Afghanistan

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Tracking The Overhaul

Democrats Unveil Health Care Bill

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Democrats Unveil Health Care Bill

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Planet Money

Explaining Bank Overhaul Proposals

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Explaining Bank Overhaul Proposals

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Charley Kline (left), working at UCLA, sent the first transmission over ARPANET to Bill Duvall at the Stanford Research Institute. Guy Raz/NPR hide caption

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The Net At 40

'Lo' And Behold: A Communication Revolution

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'Lo' And Behold: A Communication Revolution

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