tank-graveyard 1On the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan there’s a massive collection of abandoned Soviet battle vehicles left behind after the failure of a massive eastern bloc military occupation of the country in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Soviets left in a hurry and couldn’t be bothered to find a way to get broken-down tanks back home, so now they sit, partially stripped and covered in graffiti. Afghanistan has few recycling facilities

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Chronic multisymptom illness was formerly called Gulf War Syndrome, the Institute of Medicine report said. It includes symptoms in at least two of six categories: fatigue, mood and cognition issues, musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory difficulties and neurologic issues that last for at least six months.

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Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 252 in front of one of the squadrons C-130’s April 2, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., minutes before taking off to attach to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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operation desert storm casualties - Bing Images

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THIS ITEM CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED WITHIN THE U.S. This coin is dedicated to the courage and devotion to duty of all those who made Operation Desert Storm such a successful military and strategic campaign.

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