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OP-ED | What Are We Buying for $839 Billion?

The era of large scale U.S. misadventures in the Middle East seems to have come to an end. Our military pulled out of Afghanistan last year, ending the longest war in American history. The military’s combat mission in Iraq ended years ago, although 2,500 troops remain in the country in an “advise-and-assist” role. The United States is a long way from being at peace, but at least we’re not engaged in major land war at the moment.