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SAME MESSAGE, DIFFERENT WAR: As the death toll climbs in Afghanistan and President Obama angles to officially end U.S. military operation in Iraq, organizers behind Arlington West have decided to change the famous anti-war memorial. Starting this weekend, the 3,000-plus crosses will be reduced to 1,236 “new” ones as the memorial begins Operation Rethink Afghanistan and starts commemorating the U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan instead of those from the Iraq War.

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