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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Sunday that more than $500 billion in defense-related cuts scheduled to kick in early next year would be "disastrous" to national security and begged lawmakers to restore the money.
The U.S. military is on a path toward significantly fewer battlefield deaths in Afghanistan this year because it has become better at detecting the No. 1 killer of U.S. troops: the improvised explosive device.
Eerie then-and-now parallels abound in legendary director John Huston’s long-suppressed 1946 documentary, “Let There Be Light,” a gripping look at the mental health issues of troops returning from war.