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Trump Executive Order Aims To Expand Veteran Mental Health Care

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Pieces of cloth that Mansour Omari and other inmates at a notorious Syrian prison used to document the names of the "disappeared" held with them. They made ink out of blood from their bleeding gums and rust from the prison bars. Dylan Collins/Courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hide caption

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Names Written In Blood And Rust: Documenting Syria's Disappeared

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The Number Of Homeless Veterans Rises

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Former Bosnian military chief Ratko Mladic appears for the pronouncement of the tribunal's judgment at The Hague on Wednesday. Michel Porro/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sentencing Of A Monster

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What POW/MIA Means To A New Generation Of Veterans

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Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

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Isabell and Preble Staver in 1965 at the New York World's Fair. Both served in World War II and both died last month on the same day. Courtesy Staver Family hide caption

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Separated First By War, Then Sickness, 2 WWII Veterans Are Laid To Rest Together

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for the sentencing proceedings on Thursday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is escorted into the Ft. Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Monday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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The AUMF: An Everlasting 'Zombie Authorization'

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In the film adaptation of Thank You For Your Service, U.S. soldiers Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), Solo Aeiti (Beulah Koale) and Will Waller (Joe Cole) struggle to return to civilian life. Francois Duhamel/DreamWorks Pictures hide caption

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In 'Thank You For Your Service,' The Fight Begins After Iraq

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Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — Eugene R. Fidell, left, and Army Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt — leave the Ft. Bragg military courthouse on Thursday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Blumenthal On Niger Attack

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