Air Force crew chief Staff Sgt. Robert Stroud pushes back an RQ-1 Predator at Balad Air Base, Iraq, after the completion of one of its sorties over Iraq on Sept. 15, 2004.
(Tech. Sgt. Rob Jensen/U.S. Air Force)
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Today, drones have, arguably, become the modern version of the nuclear bomb, deployed simply from a computer, with the potential for no loss of American life, no boots on the ground, and a relatively small price tag.
The legacy of war literature is a rich one. When Matt Gallagher returned from the Iraq War, he discovered he needed to write his own stories. He is co-editor of "Fire and Forget," a new collection of short stories by Iraq and Afghan war veterans, and their family members, on the experience of modern warfare.
This week, President Obama has met with nearly every member of Congress, a goodwill effort as Democrats and Republicans try to balance the budget and avoid the government shutdown. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports the latest from D.C.
Movie fans have plenty to choose from this weekend. They include "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," starring Steve Carell, and "The Call," starring Halle Berry. There are also a few indies, including "Ginger and Rosa," starring Elle Fanning, and "Spring Breakers," starring James Franco and a lot of young women who came up through the Disney machine.