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    • You're in Charge, Now What?

    • The 8 Point Plan
    • By: Thomas Neff, James Citrin
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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    Getting a new job or a big promotion is like building a house: You need to get the foundation right for both. With a job, the quick-drying cement is how well you do in your first hundred days, since they establish the foundation for long-term momentum and great performance.

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    • Solid, action-oriented advice

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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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    • U.S.-Russia Relations in Syria? Less Rosy Than Trump and Putin Claim

    • By: Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Despite political tensions between the United States and Russia, the two nations’ militaries are cooperating closely — particularly in Syria, President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

    "U.S.-Russia Relations in Syria? Less Rosy Than Trump and Putin Claim" is from the July 17, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say

    • By: Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The leader of an ill-fated team of U.S. soldiers in Niger last fall warned before the mission that his troops did not have the equipment or intelligence necessary to carry out a kill-or-capture raid against a local militant, according to preliminary findings of a continuing Defense Department investigation.

    "Soldier in Bloody Niger Mission Had Warned of Gaps, Defense Officials Say" is from the March 19, 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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    • U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger

    • By: Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbons Neff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Green Berets working with government forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight in December, the U.S. military acknowledged for the first time Wednesday. The battle occurred two months after four U.S. soldiers died in an ambush in another part of Niger — and after senior commanders had imposed stricter limits on military missions in the West African country.

    "U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger" is from the March 15, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all U.S. commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush against a Green Beret team that killed four U.S. soldiers.

    "After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger" is from the September 02, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Gibbons Neff and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • Pentagon Has No Plans to Again Cancel Large Military Exercises on Korean Peninsula

    • By: Thomas Gibbons Neff, Helene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The Pentagon has no plans to suspend additional joint military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, in another indication that the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Pyongyang may be in trouble.

    "Pentagon Has No Plans to Again Cancel Large Military Exercises on Korean Peninsula" is from the August 28, 2018 U.S. 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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    • The Islamic State Just Took a Page from the 'Battle of Stalingrad'

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "The Islamic State Just Took a Page from the 'Battle of Stalingrad' " is from the June 29, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • 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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