In news that will shock no one, service members and veterans are less than thrilled that the United States is still embroiled in conflicts — or "advise and assist" missions, to use Pentagon parlance — in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement/ Keith Gardner

I can’t remember the exact moment (if there even was one) during my first tour in Iraq when I began to question both the official narrative of why we were fighting and the efficacy of our mission.

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U.S. Army/nd Lt. Jamie Douglas

Michael Gordon, now of the Wall Street Journal and co-author of three very good books on the Iraq War, had an illuminating article earlier this week on an Army study of its mediocre performance in the war in Iraq.

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An unclassified 1,300-page “unvarnished history” of the Iraq War is at the center of a heated debate among Army leaders and historians over who gets credit for what, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Alejandra Juarez, the wife of an Iraq War combat veteran, was deported on Friday after a desperate effort to remain in the U.S.

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On the evening of Jan. 21, 2012, attorney Neal Puckett stood on a balcony in Oceanside, California, and delivered an ultimatum to the United States Marine Corps. A few days earlier, Puckett had reached a deal with military prosecutors that would have let his client — a Marine staff sergeant facing nine counts of manslaughter — walk free. Now, the two-star general presiding over the court-martial was nixing the deal and sending the case back to a jury for verdict.

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