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Until every one comes home | The Magazine of the USO


October 7, 2013 3:11PM

Afghan War Entering its 13th Year


The U.S. launched Operating Enduring Freedom, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, 12 years ago today.

Despite having 54,000 American troops still deployed to the country, the news out of Afghanistan is often overshadowed by the government shutdown in Washington and the civil war in Syria.

While the U.S. role in Afghanistan is diminishing and casualties among members of the U.S.-led coalition are down, the USO and ON★PATROL have not forgotten our deployed men and women in harm’s way.

Read more here.