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Staggering human costs of Iraq and Afghanistan

Recently, Taliban insurgents overran an Afghan National Army base killing 21 soldiers as they slept.  It was said to be the worst single blow to government forces since 2010. Corruption remains rampant in Afghanistan, fueled by the inflow of American aid. … Continue reading

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Struggling with the Syria conundrum

Both writer George Santayana and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill have reminded us how those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.  But, when it comes to chemical warfare in Syria, which history shall we remember and heed?  Seventy-five … Continue reading

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