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    • Defense Secretary Suspends Money Collection from National Guard Soldiers Ordered to Repay Bonuses

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Wednesday that he has ordered the Pentagon to suspend its efforts to collect payments from California Army National Guard soldiers who were told to return their enlistment bonuses.

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    • Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People in U.S. Military

    • By: Abby Phillip, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, reversing an Obama administration decision to allow them to serve openly and drawing dismay and anger from advocates.

    "Trump Announces Ban on Transgender People in U.S. Military" is from the July 26, 2017 Post Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abby Phillip, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'They Put Us through Hell': A Marine Abused at Boot Camp Explains Why He Spoke Out

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Former Pvt. Thomas Jacob Weaver was in bed late one night, near the end of his three months at Marine Corps boot camp, when several drill instructors burst into his platoon’s room. Many of them smelled like they had been drinking whiskey, he said, and they ordered the recruits to crawl over cement floors covered in laundry detergent.

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    • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Face Most Serious Kind of Court-Martial in Army Desertion Case

    • By: Dan Lamothe, Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Face Most Serious Kind of Court-Martial in Army Desertion Case" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Airstrike Kills Islamic State Leader in Syria with Direct Tie to the Paris Attacks, U.S. Military Says

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Airstrike Kills Islamic State Leader in Syria with Direct Tie to the Paris Attacks, U.S. Military Says" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • For the U.S., a Frustrating History of Recovering Human Remains in North Korea

    • By: Dan Lamothe, Paul Sonne
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The white marble headstone in Arlington National Cemetery memorializes Victor I. Gallerani, sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea, recipient of a Purple Heart. But no one is in the grave below. 

    "For the U.S., a Frustrating History of Recovering Human Remains in North Korea" is from the July 04, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and Paul Sonne and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Their Son Died at Marine Corps Boot Camp. Now They Have a Message for Other Recruits.

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In a dark room of bunk beds at Marine Corps boot camp came a cry for help: “Recruit down! Recruit down!” Zachary Boland, 18, was convulsing uncontrollably in his bunk, and could not be resuscitated. He was declared dead about 45 minutes later at a nearby hospital.

    "Their Son Died at Marine Corps Boot Camp. Now They Have a Message for Other Recruits." is from the May 24, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why the Navy’s Tomahawk Missiles Were the Weapon of Choice in Strikes in Syria

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Tomahawk has been a critical part of U.S. warfare since the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and commonly carries a 1,000-pound warhead.

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    • Trump Has Chosen Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for Secretary of Defense

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform.

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    • Emails Detail How Senior U.S. Military Officers Grappled with False Hawaii Missile Alert

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Hawaii government’s erroneous warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack caused confusion at U.S. military facilities, frustrating senior officers and causing them to question procedures for communicating with state officials, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.

    "Emails Detail How Senior U.S. Military Officers Grappled with False Hawaii Missile Alert" is from the February 17, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Court Throws out $1.8 Million Judgment against 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Estate

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Court Throws out $1.8 Million Judgment against 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Estate" is from the June 13, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Pentagon Says Russian — Not U.S. — Warplanes Hit a Syrian Army Base

    • By: Liz Sly, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Pentagon Says Russian — Not U.S. — Warplanes Hit a Syrian Army Base" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Liz Sly and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Pentagon Will Send Hundreds More Troops to Iraq Following Seizure of Key Airfield

    • By: Dan Lamothe, Loveday Morris
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Pentagon Will Send Hundreds More Troops to Iraq Following Seizure of Key Airfield" is from the July 11, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and Loveday Morris and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Pentagon Deployed Elite Commandos to Niger Fearing That Militants Were Hunting Missing Soldier

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Pentagon deployed elite commandos in response to the deadly ambush of a Special Forces team in Africa, fearing that one soldier who was missing at the time was alive and might fall into enemy hands, U.S. military officials said.

    "Pentagon Deployed Elite Commandos to Niger Fearing That Militants Were Hunting Missing Soldier" is from the October 25, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Navy SEAL Who Wrote Bin Laden Raid Book Must Pay Government at Least $6.8 Million

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Navy SEAL Who Wrote Bin Laden Raid Book Must Pay Government at Least $6.8 Million" is from the August 19, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Navy Sailors Made Tough Call to Seal Flooding Ship Compartments, Unclear If Survivors Were Inside

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    They had made several rescue attempts into the flooded portions of the 505-foot destroyer, which had collided off the coast of Japan with a much heavier container ship early morning Saturday. But they didn’t know how many of their fellow shipmates were still trapped inside or even alive, and time was running out.

    "Navy Sailors Made Tough Call to Seal Flooding Ship Compartments, Unclear If Survivors Were Inside" is from the June 22, 2017 Checkpoint section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Top Navy Admiral Orders Fleetwide Investigation Following Latest Collision at Sea

    • By: Anna Fifield, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Navy’s top admiral on Monday ordered a fleetwide review of seamanship and training in the Pacific after the service’s fourth major accident at sea this year, following a collision of the USS John S. McCain off Singapore that left 10 sailors missing.

    "Top Navy Admiral Orders Fleetwide Investigation Following Latest Collision at Sea" is from the August 21, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Delay, Trump Fulfills His $25,000 Promise to the Father of a Fallen U.S. Soldier

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The father of a fallen U.S. soldier has received the $25,000 that President Trump promised him three months ago, perhaps ending one of the controversies since Trump falsely claimed last week to have spoken with nearly every military family that has lost a loved one since he became commander in chief.

    "After Delay, Trump Fulfills His $25,000 Promise to the Father of a Fallen U.S. Soldier" is from the October 23, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Truthfulness Is in Question Once Again

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "How 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Truthfulness Is in Question Once Again" is from the May 25, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Afghan Air Force Is Growing. So Are Questions About Its Actions in Combat.

    • By: Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Three American-made helicopters swooped over a religious gathering, taking aim at the field below. The Afghan pilots unleashed volleys of rockets and machine-gun fire, killing scores of people.

    "The Afghan Air Force Is Growing. So Are Questions About Its Actions in Combat." is from the July 30, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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