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War is a Very Personal Thing

By Remy Benoit

When we speak of war, we tend to speak of countries at odds, diplomats who have failed in their missions, troop movements, munitions, etc.

But at every level, war is very, very personal.

From The Washington Post, Jonathan Finer, and MSNBC Families of captives fear they will be forgotten.

From MSNBC and Bob Sullivan Beirut student reaches Cyprus en route to L.A.

From CNN Ninth day of fighting in Lebanon.

From CNN Mideast crisis aid groups.

A History of Beirut.

From CNN Iraq: 38 tortured bodies found.

Are we finally beginning to begin to understand how horrible war is?

From the Washington Post, Robin Wright and Colum Lynch, and Truthout US at Odds With Allies on Mideast Conflict.


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