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New generation of troops: All Sides


By jimstaro - Posted on 07 November 2010

The occupiers and the occupied, both theaters, within and regional!!

New generation of troops inherit long Afghan war

November 06, 2010 - The war is also being passed down among Afghan generations - most of whom have spent their entire lives watching their country engulfed in fighting that stretches back to the Soviet invasion in 1979

LANCE Cpl. Jacob Adams was in 5th grade math class when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. His parents took him out of school early that day.

Adams, 20, is now serving in a Marine battalion battling Taliban gunmen, many of whom were also just kids on Sept. 11, 2001. He’s part of a new generation of U.S. troops inheriting the wars spawned by the terror attacks.

Many of the men and women who took part in the initial invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have since left the military and moved on with their lives. The changing of the guard is a graphic and personal reminder that the fighting has dragged on longer than anyone ever imagined. ‘It’s kind of weird having watched it all on the news those first days,’ said Adams. ‘And then 10 years later, here I am, and here we are still fighting it.’ {read rest}

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