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Welcome to My Worst Day, a semi-frequent series of not-so-fond memories from our time in the U.S. armed forces. Submit your story to editor@taskandpurpose.com with 'My Worst Day' in the subject line.

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According to advocacy group Global Witness, ISIS has managed to transform the moonscape of  Afghanistan into huge profits by mining and selling talc powder.

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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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ISIS is like a plantar wart on your toe: If you don’t cut all of it out, it will come back and start spreading again.

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If U.S. troops are going to stay in Syria, President Donald Trump thinks that Saudi Arabia should pay for it. You heard that right.

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