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Rioters fight to gain access to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.<br>Amanda Voisard/For The Washington Post

Effort to tackle extremism in the military largely overlooks veterans

Of the roughly 380 individuals federally charged in connection with the riot, at least 44 — mostly veterans — had military links, according to data compiled by The Washington Post.


Essay

A combat photographer looks back on the 'forever war'

It was October 2005 when I first flew into Kabul aboard a Pakistani International Airlines flight. Mud homes pocked the desert landscape. Afghanistan looked quiet and serene — almost safe. That sense of security crumbled away moments after landing.


San Diegans reflect on 20 years of service as America's longest war nears an end

President Joe Biden's announced last week that all remaining U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021. Many of those who deployed out of San Diego and other veterans of the Afghanistan conflict met Biden's announcement with mixed emotions.

Mistreatment of Black service members common well before Virginia case

There's a long history of violence against veterans and service members of color, whose military status was seen by some as a provocation.


Okla. mental health clinic cares for veterans and their families

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Red Rock, which is operated by Oklahoma City-based Red Rock Behavioral Health Services and is part of the Cohen Veterans Network, opened its doors for in-person visits April 1 after a telehealth-only launch last year.


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At 100, WWII and Korean War veteran honored for his place in Marine Corps history

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.



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