Here are 10 hard truths about war for Veterans Day — and every other day

As we celebrate our veterans, we need to remember some realities that the public is barely aware of, but veterans know only too well.

Veterans Day, which Americans celebrate on November 11, was originally called Armistice Day, to commemorate the cessation of fighting in the Great War of 1914-1918. In the United States, the idea that this was “the war to end all wars,” (a phrase coined by H.G. Wells in a pamphlet of that name and echoed by Woodrow Wilson with equal earnestness)...

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