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    Politics is new battlefield for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan
    Diverse group of candidates united by military service

    Geoff Ziezulewicz, Stars and Stripes
    Mideast edition, Sunday, May 28, 2006

    As a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, Capt. Patrick Murphy helped train Iraq’s burgeoning Civil Defense Corps. Back home now in Pennsylvania, he’s still proud of that job.
    But there were other things that Murphy saw in Iraq that stuck with him and disturbed him. Things he wanted to change.
    “We were absolutely shorthanded,†said Murphy, a former West Point professor. “My Humvee didn’t have doors. And I knew in the back of my mind what was going on. We weren’t given enough to do the job, and there weren’t enough boots on the ground.â€

    http://stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=37507



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