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In March, for the first time since 2003, US casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dropped to zero. But American soldiers have been dying at the rate of 22 every day — from suicide. What's the Pentagon doing to cope with mental illness — after combat and before enlistment? On today's Talking Point, does the First Amendment protect the right to fly drones?

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Drone Journalism and Free Speech

"To the Point" is a fast-paced, news-based program that focuses on the hot-button national issues of the day. Hosted by award-winning journalist Warren Olney, the hour-long show presents informative and thought-provoking discussion of major news stories and front-page issues.

Guests:
Matt Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (@mattwaite)

The Pentagon's Latest War…against Mental Illness

"To the Point" is a fast-paced, news-based program that focuses on the hot-button national issues of the day. Hosted by award-winning journalist Warren Olney, the hour-long show presents informative and thought-provoking discussion of major news stories and front-page issues.

Guests:
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post (@rajivwashpost)
James Brobyn, Travis Manion Foundation (@ExDirTMF)
Marjorie Morrison, PsychArmor (@PsychArmor)

More:
Morrison's 'The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis'
VA Mental Health Services
Veterans Crisis Hotline
Washington Post series, 'After the Wars'

The Inside Battle

Marjorie Morrison

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"To the Point" is a fast-paced, news-based program that focuses on the hot-button national issues of the day. Hosted by award-winning journalist Warren Olney, the hour-long show presents informative and thought-provoking discussion of major news stories and front-page issues.

Guests:
Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post (@michaelbirnbaum)

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Poroshenko prepares to take power, vows peace in Eastern Ukraine

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