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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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    • You're in Charge, Now What?

    • The 8 Point Plan
    • By: Thomas Neff, James Citrin
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 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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    • '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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    • The Pentagon Said It Wouldn’t Use Depleted Uranium Rounds Against ISIS. Months Later, It Did — Thousands of Times.

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, U.S. aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in November 2015, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday.

    "The Pentagon Said It Wouldn’t Use Depleted Uranium Rounds Against ISIS. Months Later, It Did — Thousands of Times." is from the February 16, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Feeling Forgotten by Obama, People in This Ohio Town Look to Trump With Cautious Hope

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Guy Ashmore knew this election was different because the signs were still up. Usually the only ones that remained after the votes were counted and the winner was announced were those wedged into the ground along the state roads or the forgotten billboards on the interstate.

    "Feeling Forgotten by Obama, People in This Ohio Town Look to Trump With Cautious Hope" is from the January 22, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The U.S. Flew Stealth Bombers Across the Globe to Strike ISIS Camps in Libya

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Dan Lamothe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that the aircraft, known for their distinctive bat-like appearance, dropped more than a 100 bombs and hit two Islamic State encampments about 30 miles outside Sirte. The outposts were inhabited at least in part by fighters who had fled the city in the fall, and the operation was approved by President Obama, Cook said.

    "The U.S. Flew Stealth Bombers Across the Globe to Strike ISIS Camps in Libya" is from the January 19, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ISIS Is Making Its Own Ammunition Almost as Fast as It Can Fire It, Report Finds

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    After two years of holding territory in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State’s ability to produce its own weapons has become so sophisticated that its production lines almost mirror those of national militaries, according to a new report by a weapons research group.

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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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    • Four Americans Die in Suicide Blast at U.S. Base in Afghanistan; 17 Others Wounded

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In an unprecedented attack, a suicide bomber killed four Americans and wounded 17 other people Saturday morning inside Bagram air base in northern Afghanistan. Two U.S. service members and two American civilian contractors died in the attack, the Pentagon said. Of the 17 wounded, 16 were Americans; one was a Polish service member.

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    • ISIS Used an Armed Drone to Kill Two Kurdish Fighters and Wound French Troops, Report Says

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    In a possible first-of-its-kind attack on Western forces, the Islamic State used a drone loaded with explosives to strike a Kurdish and French position in northern Iraq earlier this month, according to a report in the French newspaper Le Monde.

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    • How U.S. And Western Troops Will Help in the Battle for Mosul

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On Monday, Iraqi military and police forces, alongside Kurdish fighters and various militias, began their slog into the Islamic State’s last Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.

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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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    • With the Battle for Mosul Underway, U.S. Sets Sights on ISIS Capital of Raqqa

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    As thousands of Iraqi troops slowly encircle the city of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met here Tuesday with key coalition members, suggesting that the battle for the Islamic State’s de facto capital in northern Syria could soon begin.

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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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    • Turkish Government to Propose Bringing Military under Tighter Civilian Control

    • By: Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Souad Mekhennet
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Turkish Government to Propose Bringing Military under Tighter Civilian Control" is from the July 19, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Souad Mekhennet and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Russia May Have Lied about Losing a Gunship to ISIS

    • By: Andrew Roth, Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Russia May Have Lied about Losing a Gunship to ISIS" is from the July 12, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth and Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What We Know about the Suspected Shooter in Dallas

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "What We Know about the Suspected Shooter in Dallas" is from the July 08, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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