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No U.S. 'boots on ground' in Iraq


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2014

~~<p>The battlefields of America's lost decade may be in Iraq or Afghanistan, but the ravages of war are all around us in Hawaii.</p>
<p>Veterans of either engagement, to name only the two latest misappropriations of military force, are here as well as in every other state, struggling with homelessness, broken relationships and post-traumatic stress. There are the grievous physical injuries and suffering of the survivors, and the everlasting pain of those who lost a loved one in armed conflict.</p>
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The battlefields of America's lost decade may be in Iraq or Afghanistan, but the ravages of war are all around us in Hawaii.

Veterans of either engagement, to name only the two latest misappropriations of military force, are here as well as in every other state, struggling with homelessness, broken relationships and post-traumatic stress. There are the grievous physical injuries and suffering of the survivors, and the everlasting pain of those who lost a loved one in armed conflict. Login for more...



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