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In July 2018, At War published a piece by Jonathan Bratten that traced the history of wartime graffiti over more than 150 years of conflict and described how it has come to define military culture with its own vocabulary, characters and aesthetics. “These drawings, scratchings and markings serve a far greater purpose than merely offering a glimpse into the past: They are a defiant and public proclamation of a human being’s existence,” Bratten noted.
I asked readers to send in their own photos from deployment and an explanation of why the graffiti they documented resonated with them. Here are some of my favorites.
Stephen Richey, U.S. Army, 1977-2010
I took this photo of an interior wall of a gate guard tower at “Victory Base” in Baghdad in 2004. The graffiti is a classic example of the grim and cynical sense of humor soldiers cultivate in order to maintain their sanity in war.
Ron Capps, U.S. Army, 1983-2008
There was a huge field on the outskirts of Kabul where Army engineers had dragged and left the surviving armor from Taliban units after Kabul fell. My team was wandering around in that field one afternoon and came across this. The spelling’s not perfect, but the sentiment is clear.
Wesley Morgan, Politico reporter
I took this photo at a British military outpost called Airport Lounge in Helmand’s Sangin district in June 2010, when Sangin was one of the two or three most dangerous districts in the country for allied troops. The previous unit at the outpost had left this bit of art to commemorate its dead — the reconnaissance platoon of Third Battalion, the Rifles, or 3 Rifles Battle Group, as the unit was known. During its six-month tour, which ended a couple of months before my visit to Sangin, 3 Rifles had taken some of the worst casualties of any American or British battalion to serve in Afghanistan.
Max Anderson, Army National Guard, 2005-2011
This is a unit mural for Delta Company, 1-161 Infantry, 81st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, painted by soldiers from the unit. I took this photograph in 2009 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The mural has the names of all members of the unit who were deployed at the time. Other soldiers and airmen on the base would stop by regularly to take pictures.
Jereme Coker, U.S. Army, 2003-2006
Two Veterans Groups, Left and Right, Join Forces Against the Forever Wars: The groups intend to share a legislative agenda that presses for changes to war authorization measures and an end to the United States’ presence in Afghanistan.
A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments: Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes.
Taliban Capture About 150 Afghan Soldiers After Chase Into Turkmenistan: The neighboring country forced the troops back across the border, officials said, in what is believed to be the biggest setback for the Afghan security forces since a Taliban offensive in August.
He Says His Work as a Jihadist Spy Caused PTSD. Denmark Awarded Him ,000.: Morten Storm, who outlined his life as a Qaeda jihadist who became an informant, was found to have experienced “exceptionally dangerous events.”
U.S.-Backed Forces in Syria Arrest Suspects in Attack That Killed 4 Americans: The captives are suspected of involvement in a restaurant bombing in January, in which at least 11 Syrians also died.
Report Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed 14 Civilians in Somalia: Since President Trump relaxed rules on airstrikes in Somalia, a number of civilians have been killed, Amnesty International said.
Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing: Patrick M. Shanahan’s relationship with his former employers, and complaints that he disparaged Boeing competitors while at the Pentagon, have come under scrutiny.
Trump Wants U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights: Israel claimed the territory from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed it in 1981 in a move that has never been recognized internationally.
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【一】【旁】【的】【李】【沧】【浪】【看】【有】【人】【似】【乎】【并】【不】【出】【全】【力】【来】【对】【付】【楚】【鸣】【乔】，【便】【心】【头】【大】【为】【气】【愤】【起】【来】。【只】【是】【楚】【鸣】【乔】【仍】【不】【愿】【和】【这】【位】【曾】【经】【的】【师】【父】【大】【打】【出】【手】，【便】【只】【得】【御】【出】《【无】【相】【神】【功】》【里】【的】【步】【法】【相】【避】【一】【番】，【如】【此】，【李】【沧】【浪】【却】【也】【是】【毫】【无】【办】【法】。 【场】【上】【这】【头】【打】【的】【费】【力】，【但】【萧】【让】【那】【边】【却】【是】【要】【制】【的】【云】【舒】【岫】【毫】【无】【脾】【气】。 【面】【对】【萧】【让】【这】【些】【各】【自】【突】【兀】【却】【又】【恰】【到】【好】【处】【的】【接】
【季】【梦】【梦】【听】【到】【她】【突】【如】【其】【来】【的】【话】【整】【个】【人】【愣】【住】【了】…… 【这】【个】【纪】【佳】【人】【向】【来】【只】【会】【捣】【乱】，【今】【天】【竟】【然】【如】【此】【好】【心】？ 【想】【罢】，【她】【整】【个】【人】【有】【些】【不】【好】【了】：“【纪】【佳】【人】，【你】【又】【想】【耍】【什】【么】【小】【把】【戏】。” 【纪】【佳】【人】【耸】【了】【耸】【肩】，【故】【作】【一】【脸】【无】【辜】【地】【说】【道】：“【你】【们】【都】【得】【到】【你】【想】【要】【的】，【如】【果】【这】【也】【是】【我】【的】【小】【把】【戏】，【还】【真】【的】【以】【小】【人】【之】【心】【度】【君】【子】【之】【腹】。” “……”
【尽】【管】【被】【冻】【结】【在】【冰】【霜】【之】【下】，【不】【过】，【这】【并】【不】【妨】【碍】【维】【罗】【妮】【卡】【看】【见】【神】【之】【天】【使】【满】【脸】【都】【是】【的】【惋】【惜】【之】【色】。【显】【然】【这】【个】【神】【之】【天】【使】【并】【没】【有】【料】【到】，【维】【罗】【妮】【卡】【竟】【然】【可】【以】【在】【空】【间】【波】【动】【不】【稳】【定】【到】【崩】【溃】【的】【那】【个】【瞬】【间】，【一】【口】【气】【闪】【到】【了】【安】【全】【距】【离】。【那】【当】【然】【不】【是】【利】【用】【强】【大】【的】【念】【动】【力】【扭】【曲】【空】【间】、【从】【而】【做】【到】【的】【空】【间】【移】【动】，【而】【是】【纯】【粹】【的】【速】【度】【爆】【发】。 【刚】【才】【神】【之】【天】【使】【对】【空】查七乐彩开奖结果查询【轰】！ 【莫】【然】【一】【拳】【打】【出】。 【强】【大】【肉】【身】【力】【量】，【激】【荡】【开】【来】。 【眼】【前】【虚】【空】，【直】【接】【被】【一】【拳】【轰】【破】！ 【一】【个】【漆】【黑】【的】【巴】【掌】【大】【洞】【口】，【猛】【然】【出】【现】【在】【眼】【前】！ “【空】【间】【裂】【缝】！” 【莫】【然】【满】【脸】【激】【动】，【惊】【喜】【莫】【名】。 【果】【然】。 【他】【之】【前】【的】【猜】【测】【是】【正】【确】【的】。 【以】【力】【证】【道】！ 【武】【碎】【虚】【空】！ 【这】【一】【切】【真】【的】【存】【在】！ 【现】【在】。 【他】【修】【炼】【到】
“【有】【人】【注】【意】【到】【咱】【们】【了】。” 【忽】【然】，【那】【一】【直】【沉】【默】【不】【语】【的】【孔】【雀】【开】【口】【说】【了】【一】【句】【话】。 【此】【刻】，【修】【炼】【界】【里】【面】【注】【意】【这】【一】【场】【战】【斗】【的】【人】【不】【少】。 【虽】【然】【很】【少】【有】【人】【亲】【自】【到】【场】【来】【观】【看】。 【但】【是】，【无】【数】【强】【者】【的】【精】【神】【力】【都】【注】【意】【着】【这】【里】。 【现】【在】，【自】【己】【这】【一】【行】【人】，【似】【乎】【进】【入】【了】【不】【少】【人】【的】【视】【线】【中】。 “【注】【意】【到】【了】【又】【能】【够】【如】【何】？” 【林】【行】【淡】【然】
【从】【俘】【虏】【口】【中】【得】【知】，【驻】【扎】【在】【磐】【龙】【星】【上】【的】【亚】【罗】【星】【人】【有】【上】【万】【名】，【但】【只】【有】【三】【名】【是】【行】【星】【级】【战】【士】，【也】【是】【三】【大】【队】【长】，【其】【中】【一】【个】【在】【太】【阳】【系】【已】【经】【被】【雷】【大】【锤】【干】【掉】【了】 【虽】【说】【对】【方】【目】【前】【只】【有】【两】【名】【行】【星】【级】【战】【士】，【但】【为】【了】【安】【全】【起】【见】，【雷】【大】【锤】【决】【定】【让】【他】【的】【三】【个】【伙】【伴】【为】【一】【队】，【去】【人】【比】【较】【少】【的】【研】【究】**，【而】【自】【己】【则】【带】【着】【其】【他】【人】，【去】【人】【多】【的】【开】【采】**。 【确】【认】
【半】【小】【时】【后】… “【董】【事】【长】，【您】【来】【啦】！” “【嗯】！”【点】【了】【点】【头】，【林】【瑞】【率】【先】【走】【了】【进】【去】。 【不】【过】【他】【走】【的】【是】【后】【门】，【并】【不】【是】【专】【卖】【店】【的】【大】【门】。【不】【然】【他】【这】【位】【食】【神】【饭】【店】【的】【大】【老】【板】【一】【露】【面】，【肯】【定】【又】【要】【引】【起】【一】【阵】【不】【小】【的】【轰】【动】。 【坐】【在】【沙】【发】【上】，【林】【瑞】【听】【着】【百】【晓】【生】【的】【工】【作】【汇】【报】。 “【董】【事】【长】，【这】【个】【月】【的】【收】【入】，【我】【已】【经】【全】【部】【打】【到】【您】【的】***【里】