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Our Views: A final cost of war
US cant spend billions on overseas conflicts, then ignore needs of veterans who fight them
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At the end of the year, the United States will mark the end of its longest war when the last troops are scheduled to return from Afghanistan. If that occurs, the U.S. will be at peace for the first time since 2001. But what kind of peace will the 38,000 or so returning troops find waiting for them?