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Larry Morrison is appealing the Army's decision to dismiss him for misconduct. Michael de Yoanna/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'

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U.S. Army soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at coalition force Forward Operating Base (FOB) Connelly in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on August 13, 2015. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

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Smoke rises from Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. Government forces have reportedly retaken the city after it was seized by the Taliban on Monday. AP hide caption

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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

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Veterans And Civilians Find A Way To Connect Through Running

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How Are Screens Changing The Face Of War?

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When he came back from Afghanistan, Army Pfc. Brian Orolin was eager to return to his life as a father and husband. But he had trouble holding on to a sense of purpose, his wife says. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Afghanistan, A Father Came Home — Then Disappeared

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In New Orleans, There's Hope That Veteran Homelessness Can Be Solved

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The Red Cross funded these homes in the Parc Tony Colin community in Bon Repos, Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake, but residents say the structures are starting to deteriorate from water damage. Newly obtained internal reports raise questions about how the Red Cross spent nearly $500 million in Haiti. Marie Arago for NPR hide caption

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Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

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As Vet Group Grays And Ages, New Blood Tries To Inspire Change

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Anny Pena, 30, and Jonny Pena, 32, met when they were both stationed in Arizona. StoryCorps hide caption

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Two Marines, One Deployment And The End Of A Marriage

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American Journalist James Foley, pictured in 2011. Foley's beheading at the hands of the Islamic State militant group has forced a debate over how the U.S. balances its policy of not paying ransoms. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

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After Thousands Of Missions, Air Force To Cut Drone Flights

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Can Drone Pilots Be Diagnosed With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank in Iraq for half an hour before he was rescued. Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier hide caption

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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

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