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The longest-running humanitarian mission ever undertaken by the U.S. military had added urgency this Christmas season. On sparsely-populated Kayangel Island, part of the Republic of Palau, the immediate need was for food and water rather than the toys and gifts that usually make up the cargo for "Operation Christmas Drop."
The state of Massachusetts is working to get veterans off the streets in the Boston area by using a team of formerly homeless veterans. President Obama's administration has pledged to eliminate homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015.
The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress, if not in decline.