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September 17, 2012
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  In the Pentagon 
  • 6 NATO troops in Afghanistan killed in 2 attacks
    NATO representatives say a Sunday attack in southern Afghanistan that left four coalition soldiers dead was likely carried out by members of the Afghan police force. Separately, militants wearing U.S. Army uniforms attacked a joint American-British base in the same region, resulting in the deaths of two U.S. Marines, officials said. CNN (9/16) , The Christian Science Monitor (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Opinion: Public-private veterans job programs need more support
    Public-private partnerships can be effective at helping veterans secure post-service employment and filling gaps in the U.S. job market, write Jim Jones, former national security adviser, Thomas R. Kuhn of Edison Electric Institute and Tony Earley of PG&E. While employers, educational institutions and job-training centers have launched programs to make effective connections, the federal government could boost the efforts by making education credits more portable and directing state funding grants in proportion to each state's economic contribution to programs. The Hill/Congress Blog (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Veterans groups look to modernize
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and other veterans groups are modernizing to meet the needs of a new generation of veterans, this article notes. Integrating technology such as social networking and providing access to information on services to help veterans transition to civilian life are among the areas where groups are making changes. Stars and Stripes/The Associated Press (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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American psychiatrist and author


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