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Juliette Kayyem

A Thanksgiving wish for the troops

Captain Eric Folsom carries his children after returning from Iraq to Hawaii last weekend. He is part of the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Captain Eric Folsom carries his children after returning from Iraq to Hawaii last weekend. He is part of the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. (Reuters)
By Juliette Kayyem
Globe Columnist / November 24, 2011
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War comes home, even for Thanksgiving. But this Thanksgiving is different, and that worries advocates like Kaufmann. The Iraq was is coming to an unceremonious end. The US Postal Service just announced that it will no longer handle mail sent to military posts in Iraq; any remaining soldiers will just have to get mail delivered to street addresses. Closing the box on a war that began almost nine years ago may be welcome news, but there’s a real danger in tying the ribbons too tight.

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