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Rescuers search for S. Korea ship’s crew

Hopes faded for the rescue of 46 sailors missing 12 hours after an explosion occurred on a South Korean military ship that sank in one of the country's worst naval disasters. Full story

Joint Chiefs expose McCain hypocrisy

  Now that the Joint Chiefs chairman and Secretary of Defense have expressed their support for the repeal "Don't ask don't tell," Senator John McCain's earlier promise to respect the opinion of the military leadership on the matter has gone out the window. Rachel Maddow reviews the testimony (and hypo

Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t wait

  Oct. 12: Guest host David Shuster is joined by Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, who is currently fighting a discharge from the military for revealing his homosexuality.

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  The debate over more troops to Afghanistan

Sept. 15: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen is caught in a Congressional crossfire over sending more troops to Afghanistan. NBC's Jim Miklaszewslo reports   

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