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The Department of Defense has identified a U.S. Army soldier killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 24 as Sgt. Leandro Jasso of Leavenworth, Washington.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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The war in Afghanistan, America's first and most enduring foray into the Forever Wars, continues to go poorly, according to a quarterly report to Congress from the Special Inspector General Report for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published on April 30.  And while the Pentagon seems convinced that the tide is definitely turning (any minute now!), here's how the first few months of 2018 have shaped up:

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“Okay buddy, how ya doing today?" a Marine asks as he stands over the body of a dead Afghan man. “You look like you just got fucked."

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Staff Sgt. William Tremblay, U.S. Army/Released

Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States told Task & Purpose Pentagon reporter Jeff Schogol Wednesday that the war in his country isn't a "forever war." Which is absolutely true, if you consider that war will come to a quick end after the sun explodes and engulfs our entire planet in about 5 billion years.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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