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Who's paying the price for US wars?


Service and sacrifice - they are the hallmarks of America's military conflicts but recently those commitments have changed greatly, both on the battlefield and at home.

Nine years after the war in Afghanistan began and as the last American combat brigade officially leaves Iraq, much has been made of the financial and human cost paid by America but as Ted Koppel explains, it is a price paid by an increasingly small segment of the population.


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