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The fighters: Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

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subject_facetAfghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography
title_displayThe fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
title_fullThe fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq / C.J. Chivers
title_shortThe fighters
title_subAmericans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
topic_facetAfghan War, 2001-
Armed Forces
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Soldiers