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The Call-In: Your Stories About Veterans Affairs

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, in February. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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100 Days In, Trump's Generals Seen As A Moderating Force

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Kara Dethlefsen, an active-duty Marine, attends the monthly food pantry at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base near San Diego. Her husband is also a Marine. She says the food assistance is helping them get ready for his transition back to civilian life. The couple has a 4-month-old daughter. Dorian Merina/KPCC hide caption

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Historian Says The U.S. Is 'Losing Hearts And Minds In Afghanistan'

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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The President's Power To Wage War

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President Trump, joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left), speaks during a bilateral meeting with the Chinese president in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 7. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Fighter jets onboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson off the disputed South China Sea on March 3. The carrier was recently ordered to "report on station in the Western Pacific Ocean," instead of sailing for Australia as planned. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Trump's Gunboat Diplomacy In Asia May Prove Quite Different From Syria

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Trump's Options After Syria Airstrike

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Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing visits Arlington National Cemetery in 1925. Pershing led the U.S. forces in World War I, the moment when the American military first displayed its might in a major foreign war. The U.S. military suffered heavy losses, but it also expanded dramatically, modernized and became more professional under Pershing's command. Library of Congress hide caption

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At A Hefty Cost, World War I Made The U.S. A Major Military Power

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U.S. And Iraqi Forces Set To Deploy New Tactics In Mosul

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Civilians In Mosul Remain Trapped

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U.S. Acknowledges Mosul Airstrikes That Residents Say Killed More Than 100 Civilians

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