This issue of On Patrol explores the difficulties and successes many troops face when they come home from war or leave the military.
U.S. sailors fight a simulated fire during a drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
U.S. takes a step back in the drug wars (Marine Corps Times)
U.S. General: Grim Afghan Future if no Security Pact (Associated Press)
Few Army women want combat jobs (The Associated Press)
President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal (Los Angeles Times)
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