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Life During Wartime

This Memorial Day, I find myself thinking about the strange non-peace in which we find ourselves. I thought of titling this post “Are We At War This Memorial Day?,” but on further reflection, the answer to that question seemed too obviously to be “yes.”  Though the U.S. is scheduled to complete the withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, for the moment, America’s longest war continues in that country, however little attention most Americans have been paying to it.  The U.S. War in Afghanistan seems destined to end not with a bang but a whimper.  Read more