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Are military contracts a path to more American jobs?

by Scott Tong Nov 6, 2017
President Donald Trump prides himself on being deal-maker-in-chief, and that includes arms sales to foreign militaries. In Japan for his Asia trip, the president said the Japanese could shoot North Korean missiles out of the sky when they buy “lots…

After Niger, counting up the military's far flung missions

by Kimberly Adams Oct 25, 2017
Some lawmakers want to revisit the way we authorize the use of military force around the world.
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Should we fund the militarization of space?

by Molly Wood and Kimberly Adams Oct 3, 2017
Congress is debating whether the U.S. should create a Space Corps.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on June 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Ready to eat meals: perfect for a zombie apocalypse, hurricane... or just a busy workday?

by Jana Kasperkevic Sep 13, 2017
Amazon’s next target — canned food, frozen dinners.
Marine Lance Corporal Pedro Rodriquez (L) from Methuen, Massachusetts and Lance Corporal Miguel Ochoa from Mountain View, California, of Task Force Tarawa, eat their meals, ready to eat during a maintenance stand down day April 10, 2003 near Kumayt, Iraq.
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After Afghanistan, a Marine and a combat photographer "reconnect through writing"

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 25, 2017
In "Shooting Ghosts," T.J. Brennan and Finbarr O'Reilly talk about the friendship that helped them rebuild their lives after war.
Finbarr O'Reilly, left,  and T.J. Brennan at OP Kunjak, a tiny hilltop outpost in Afghanistan.
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Large GI Bill expansion provides a big boost for veterans' education

by Aaron Schrank Jul 14, 2017
House lawmakers yesterday announced bipartisan agreement on legislation to boost college aid for veterans. If passed, it would be the largest expansion of the GI Bill in nearly a decade.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Amazon is helping veterans find jobs in cloud computing

by Molly Wood and Clare Toeniskoetter Jun 8, 2017
The tech company's head of talent acquisition says she knows difficult it can be for a vet to find a civilian job.
Veterans register for a job fair.
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Workers who provide services to veterans and their families just took a pay cut

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 28, 2017
Government contract employees are on the losing end of a new federal contract.
About 400 people were affected by pay cuts at the Family Assistance Service Centers.
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President Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 28, 2017
What's on the Pentagon's wish list?

Army’s new pistol is a boost for New Hampshire

by Jed Kim Jan 26, 2017
The U.S. Army is to have a new standard-issue sidearm. The P320 pistol will be made in New Hampshire by gunmaker Sig Sauer and will replace the old Beretta M9. The new weapon has a modular design so you can…