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Opinion - January 11, 2013

Posthumous honor for Lt. Ballard

Our country has moved on from the days when thousands of U.S. Army troops poured into Iraq to fight a war against terrorism that proved difficult to win. More than 3,000 men and women gave their lives in this faraway place, although most are forgotten by the general population as news coverage has waned or moved on to Afghanistan, where many more U.S. troops have died or suffered debilitating injuries. The only good news about Afghanistan is that troop levels are steadily decreasing and should be down to 20,000 or less in the next year or so.

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