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The Paradox of Missing War

As puzzling as it may seem to those who haven't been in combat, one of the things one hears from veterans of all wars is that they miss the camaraderie that rises from sharing close quarters and near-death experiences, from World War II right up to Iraq and Afghanistan. Taken at face value, that sounds crazy to most civilians. But there's a reason we say comrades-in-arms, why you hear veterans refer to other vets as brothers and sisters.
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