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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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My, how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that the first coalition bombs were falling on Kabul. 17 years and trillions* of bombs later, here we still are on this crazy journey we call the War on Terror.

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Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig/US Army

A provincial governor in Afghanistan says the Taliban is "going to win" if the death toll among Afghan security forces — which the New York Times reports is double the average from two years ago — continues unabated.

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Will future historians speculate that President George W. Bush was Machiavellian in his foreign policy moves? I ask because when you look at the Middle East today, we see a new alliance between Arabs and Israel against Iran and its allies in the region. I don’t think that new alignment has been discussed enough in this country. I welcome your thoughts on it.

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Marines/Cpl. Juan Madrigal

A number of brave U.S. senators are attempting to pare back America's forever war by passing a new Authorization for Use of Military Force, Defense News is reporting.

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