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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In Afghan war, a 1st: No MIAs, unknowns | Arkansas Online

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When the last US military cargo plane left Afghanistan in August, it heralded the end of the country’s deadliest conflict, but it also marked a generally unnoticed achievement. For the first time in American history, major combat was coming to a conclusion without the United States’ military abandoning any soldiers behind, no one listed as missing next to enemy lines, no anonymous, unidentifiable bones to be reverently placed in the Tomb of the Unknowns. It’s a stark contrast to previous wars, which resulted in the loss of thousands of men, leaving their families wondering what had occurred to them.

Source: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/oct/06/in-afghan-war-a-1st-no-mias-unknowns/

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