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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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    • Pentagon Urges Greater Caution on Imminent Strike Against Syria

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Peter Baker
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought on Thursday to slow down an imminent strike on Syria, reflecting mounting concerns at the Pentagon that a concerted bombing campaign could escalate into a wider conflict between Russia, Iran and the West.

    "Pentagon Urges Greater Caution on Imminent Strike Against Syria" is from the April 12, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff and Peter Baker and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • 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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    • Military Deletes New Year’s Eve Tweet Saying It’s ‘Ready to Drop Something’

    • By: Matt Stevens, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The unified command responsible for the United States’ nuclear strike capabilities drew attention Monday when it tweeted a message and video that threatened the possibility of dropping a bomb.

    "Military Deletes New Year’s Eve Tweet Saying It’s ‘Ready to Drop Something’" is from the December 31, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Stevens and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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
    • Length: 1 min
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Hezbollah Has U.S. Armored Personnel Carriers. But How Did They Get Them?

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The armored personnel carrier, known as the M113, is one of the United States’ most ubiquitous armored vehicles and has been in service since the 1960s. The tracked semi-rhombus-shaped vehicle comes in numerous variants and can be outfitted to carry troops and artillery; its chassis was even used as the basis for a nuclear-missile carrier. It has appeared in every major U.S. conflict since the Vietnam War and is used by U.S. police departments and dozens of others countries’ militaries around the world.

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    • How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

    • By: John Ismay, Thomas Gibbons Neff, C.J. Chivers
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Late in the spring, Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State in Mosul discovered three unfired rocket-propelled grenades with an unusual feature — a heavy liquid sloshing inside their warheads. Tests later found that the warheads contained a crude blister agent resembling sulfur mustard, a banned chemical weapon intended to burn a victim’s skin and respiratory tract.

    "How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale" is from the December 11, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by John Ismay, Thomas Gibbons Neff and C.J. Chivers and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • An Operation in Niger Went Fatally Awry. Who Is the Army Punishing?

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The Army has punished two members of the Special Forces team ambushed in Niger last October for their decisions before the mission and for insufficient training alongside their Nigerien allies in advance, according to military officials. Four others in their chain of command were also disciplined.

    "An Operation in Niger Went Fatally Awry. Who Is the Army Punishing?" is from the November 03, 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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    • 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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    • Defense Secretary Suspends Money Collection from National Guard Soldiers Ordered to Repay Bonuses

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors alongside Afghan forces to hunt and kill Taliban militants across the country, according to two senior American officials, the latest sign of the agency’s increasingly integral role in President Trump’s counterterrorism strategy.

    "A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan" is from the October 22, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Eric Schmitt and Adam Goldman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • White House Yet to Approve Danger Pay for Troops in Niger, General Says

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The White House has yet to approve a Pentagon request to provide imminent-danger pay to U.S. troops assigned to Niger, a top military commander said Tuesday, raising new questions about the support given to service members who are sent to West Africa to help in the fight against terrorist groups.

    "White House Yet to Approve Danger Pay for Troops in Niger, General Says" is from the March 06, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff 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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    • Trump Considers Closing Southern Border to Migrants

    • By: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum-seekers, from entering the country at the southern border, according to people familiar with the plan. The effort would be the starkest indication yet of Trump’s election-season push to play to his anti-immigrant base as his party fights to keep control of Congress.

    "Trump Considers Closing Southern Border to Migrants" is from the October 26, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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