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Pfc. Paul Landenberger, a soldier in Viper Company, on patrol in the Korengal Valley in April 2009. CreditTyler Hicks The New York Times

Pfc. Paul Landenberger, a soldier in Viper Company, on patrol in the Korengal Valley in April 2009. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

According to the bullhorns and depending on the year, America’s military campaigns abroad would satisfy justice, displace tyrants, keep violence away from Western soil, spread democracy, foster development, prevent sectarian war, protect populations, reduce corruption, bolster women’s rights, decrease the international heroin trade, check the influence of extreme religious ideology, create Iraqi and Afghan security forces that would be law-abiding and competent and finally build nations that might peacefully
stand on their own in a global world, all while discouraging other would-be despots and terrorists.
(C.J. Chivers, “War Without End,” NYTimes, 8-8-18.)

[Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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