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An Update On Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

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Injured Service Members Compete At Invictus Games

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President Trump told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday that the U.S. may have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself and its allies. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters/Viking hide caption

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A Retired Marine And A Photojournalist Confront War's 'Invisible Injuries'

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Ex-Intelligence Officers Respond To Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

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The USS John S. McCain was left with a hole on its port side after a collision with oil tanker earlier this week, one of three such incidents this summer. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump announces his South Asia strategy, saying that conditions on the ground in Afghanistan, not timetables, will dictate decisions. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols

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Preparing For A Nuclear Attack (Seriously)

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Iraqi Troops Vs. ISIS: A Campaign Of Revenge

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Christian Wade of the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune shoots a suppressed carbine. The suppressor, which is the canister on the end of the barrel, turn a painful, deafening noise into simply a loud one. Timothy Lutz and Clarence Wimberly/Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps hide caption

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Military Tries To Cut Through The Noise Of War

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Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know

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