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Editorial: The war came home from Afghanistan

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                                Air Force Capt. Chad Nishizuka placed a maile lei around a portrait of his brother, Capt Reid Nishizuka, who was killed in the line of duty in a plane crash in Afghanistan. Capt. Reid Nishizuka was buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl with military honors on May 13, 2013.

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    Air Force Capt. Chad Nishizuka placed a maile lei around a portrait of his brother, Capt Reid Nishizuka, who was killed in the line of duty in a plane crash in Afghanistan. Capt. Reid Nishizuka was buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl with military honors on May 13, 2013.

As we watch the American military presence in Afghanistan come to its chaotic end, the pundits and experts are debating whether the cost — $2.2 trillion, plus the thousands of American, Afghan and allied lives lost — was worth it. Read more

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