The Road to 2016 

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    Photographer presents wounded veterans in a new light

    By Barbara Starr, CNN; Video by Gabe Ramirez, CNN
    Michael Stokes is showing the world a very different view of America's wounded veterans.
    His no-holds-barred photography has captured dozens of young wounded vets in ways the public is not used to seeing them: fit, happy and proud to show themselves.
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    The Osprey finds its groove ahead of ISIS mission

    By Gabe Ramirez, CNN
    The Marines don't call the Osprey a helicopter. They call it an airplane. An airplane that can hover.
    But as of this summer, it is now the primary workhorse helicopter in the Marines' inventory despite a long and troubled history on the path to flight.
    What is Special Ops?

    Behind the scenes with Special Ops commander

    By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent
    Some days Special Operations missions in international hotspots end in success and accolades, as when SEAL Team Six took out Osama bin Laden. These are the missions that tend to be memorialized by Hollywood scriptwriters and shape the image of Special Ops forces in the minds of Americans.