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Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions standing above the country's divisions. But the military is now threatened by Lebanon's devastating financial collapse.
Winter Shield II exercise, 1961
West Germany, February, 1961: Spc. Theodore Williams and Pfc. Joseph Johnson of the “NATO” team’s 8th Infantry Division move southward to dig in against the “aggressor” team during Winter Shield II in the Grafenwoehr-Hohenfels area.

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Dining in Tuzla, 2001
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February, 2001: DOD civilian Bill Kirk, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Frank Mackall of the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion dine at the “Hunter” restaurant.
Community gathers for return of WWII soldier's remains
Lyle Reab's remains were interred in the family plot — relocated from an unknown soldier grave in Ardennes American Cemetery at Neupré, Belgium — and placed alongside those of his parents, Willis Harry and Daisy, in the cemetery.
Heated tent at Taszar Air Base, 1996
Taszar Air Base, Hungary, January, 1996: U.S. service members on their way to Bosnia are kept warm in their tent by gas heaters, following some uncomfortable conditions in the early stages of the mission.
Former Luftwaffe pilots, 1953
World War II veterans of the Luftwaffe’s Werner Moelders wing inspect an F-84 Thunderjet during a visit to Rhein-Main Air Base, where some of them were stationed in 1939.

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