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Artwork of wounded, dying soldiers offers insight on the aftermath of war

The soldier stares straight out from the painting, James Dean-handsome but war-ravaged, lying in a hospital bed holding an X-ray of his spine held together by metal. Every picture here has a story. The Joe Bonham Project is a collection of portraits of grievously wounded soldiers made by a group of combat and civilian artists.

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Dempsey's first fight in Iraq shapes his approach to Islamic State

For Gen. Martin Dempsey, Obama's top military adviser, caution in Iraq is hard-won, derived from his own history there and across the Middle East. Unlike in the last time, when U.S. troops bore the brunt of the battle against insurgents, Dempsey believes that "the only way there's a sustainable defeat is if the Iraqis feel the real weight of the problem."

 

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