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The same old script: what the 'doing something' really means

With US and French support, Kenya and Ethiopia have carried out full-scale military invasions of Somalia. The US launches drone strikes and runs covert operations in the country. The attack in Nairobi is the result of 'doing something'.

How the 'war on terror' came home

The story of Aaron Alexis is still obscure. But effects of an over-taxed US military are painfully visible among 2 million veterans.

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