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The Impact of War

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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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Jan Scruggs gazes up at the names of fellow military service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Founder: Monument Almost Never Got Built

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Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

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"The bonds of community, of tribe, are a very, very particular thing." - Sebastian Junger Courtesy Of TED hide caption

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How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love?

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Heavy smoke rises following an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of the self-declared Islamic State in October 2014. Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images hide caption

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'State Of Terror': Where ISIS Came From And How To Fight It

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