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    • Amid Tensions, Mattis Arrives in China to ‘Have a Conversation’

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    BEIJING — Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis arrived Tuesday in Beijing in the first visit to China by a Pentagon chief in four years. It comes as Beijing and Washington navigate a burgeoning trade war and tensions related to the Chinese military’s buildup in the South China Sea.

    "Amid Tensions, Mattis Arrives in China to ‘Have a Conversation’" is from the June 26, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Special Operations Command Looks to U.S. Companies for Homemade AK-47s

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Special Operations Command Looks to U.S. Companies for Homemade AK-47s" is from the June 10, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • WWII Pilots Used North Carolina Waters for Target Practice. Now Their Bombs Are Washing Ashore.

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The sudden appearance of two large, rusty and barnacle-encrusted World War II-era munitions on the beaches of Cape Hatteras, N.C., this summer have puzzled the area’s park rangers and local historians.

    "WWII Pilots Used North Carolina Waters for Target Practice. Now Their Bombs Are Washing Ashore." is from the July 27, 2017 Checkpoint section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Russian Special Forces Are Shaping the Fight in Syria

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "How Russian Special Forces Are Shaping the Fight in Syria" is from the March 29, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Did One of the U.S. Navy’s Most Advanced Subs Return to Port With a Pirate Flag?

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    An image posted to a Pentagon media site and tweeted by Scottish journalist Ian Keddie shows the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine, returning to her home port in Washington Tuesday flying the American flag alongside the unmistakable pirate skull and crossed bones, known as the Jolly Roger.

    "Why Did One of the U.S. Navy’s Most Advanced Subs Return to Port With a Pirate Flag?" is from the September 13, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Two U.S. Navy Boats in Iranian Custody but Crew Will Be Returned 'Promptly'

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Missy Ryan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Two U.S. Navy Boats in Iranian Custody but Crew Will Be Returned 'Promptly'" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Drone Pilot's View of the Mission to Find "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "A Drone Pilot's View of the Mission to Find "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell" is from the October 18, 2015 Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • US, NATO Countries Begin Largest Military Exercise in Eastern Europe since Cold War

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "US, NATO Countries Begin Largest Military Exercise in Eastern Europe since Cold War" is from the June 7, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Quick Evacuation in Somalia Firefight Shows Disparity in U.S. Resources in Africa

    • By: Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A medical evacuation helicopter reached five U.S. soldiers in Somalia on Friday roughly 20 minutes after they radioed that they were being shelled by Islamist militants, according to a military spokesman, a prompt response that underlines the disparity in U.S. military resources spread across Africa.

    "Quick Evacuation in Somalia Firefight Shows Disparity in U.S. Resources in Africa" is from the June 11, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Special Operations Forces in Africa Likely to Face Cuts in Major Military Review

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    U.S. Special Operations forces are likely to be sharply cut in Africa as a result of a new Pentagon strategy that focuses on combating rising threats from Russia and China and, in turn, is driving a sweeping review of the nation’s elite commando missions.

    "Special Operations Forces in Africa Likely to Face Cuts in Major Military Review" is from the June 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Gibbons Neff and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • 'Band-Aid on a Bullet Wound': What America's New War Looks Like in Afghanistan's Most Violent Province

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 13 mins
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    The future of the U.S. role in Afghanistan after a decade and a half of war has received little attention in the presidential campaign and debates. But the next administration will be bequeathed a strategy that is doing “just enough to lose slowly,” said Douglas Ollivant, a senior national-security-studies fellow at the New America Foundation.

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    • US Widens War in Afghanistan, Authorizes New Action against Taliban

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Missy Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "US Widens War in Afghanistan, Authorizes New Action against Taliban" is from the June 10, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • NATO Ships to Combat Migrant-Smuggling Networks in Aegean

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Griff Witte
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "NATO Ships to Combat Migrant-Smuggling Networks in Aegean" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amid Tensions, Russia Deploys Advanced Surface-To-Air Missile System to Crimea

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Amid Tensions, Russia Deploys Advanced Surface-To-Air Missile System to Crimea" is from the August 12, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Navy SEALs Investigated in Green Beret’s Death Also Under Scrutiny in Theft

    • By: John Ismay, Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Archie Montgomery
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Two Navy SEAL commandos under investigation in the strangling of an Army Green Beret soldier in June in Mali have also been under scrutiny in the theft of money from a fund used to pay confidential informants, according to three service members briefed on the matter.

    "Navy SEALs Investigated in Green Beret’s Death Also Under Scrutiny in Theft" is from the November 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by John Ismay, Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Archie Montgomery.

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    • Three Deaths Linked to Recent Navy SEAL Training Classes

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Adam Goldman, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Three Deaths Linked to Recent Navy SEAL Training Classes" is from the May 12, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Adam Goldman and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Army Green Berets Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    For years, the U.S. military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States.

    "Army Green Berets Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels" is from the May 03, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • U.S. Identifies 3 Islamic State Militants Who Led Deadly Ambush in Niger

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The United States has identified at least three Islamic State leaders accused of planning and directing an ambush last October in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers, officials said, locking the U.S. military in an additional and possibly lengthy campaign to hunt and kill members of a little-known extremist group in northwest Africa.

    "U.S. Identifies 3 Islamic State Militants Who Led Deadly Ambush in Niger" is from the May 29, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Gibbons Neff and Helene Cooper and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Army to Commission First 22 Female Officers into Ground Combat Roles

    • By:  Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Army to Commission First 22 Female Officers into Ground Combat Roles" is from the April 15, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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