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Battle ready

Lifestyle | Military ministries meet needs the chaplaincy can’t
by Kim Henderson
Posted 5/05/17, 04:48 pm

McHugh Boulevard is a worn strip of pavement in the heart of Camp Lejeune, N.C. On an adjacent side street, a dozen brick buildings flank the curb. Light spills from the second story of one, where wives and parents huddle, making occasional trips to a table of powdered donuts and not-so-hot chocolate. It’s past midnight, and they are waiting for the return of Charlie Battery of the 10th Marines, an artillery detachment that has spent the last six months in southeast Asia.

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Wars and rumors of wars

Voices | Discussion of a Trump defense buildup should be about more than money
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/23/17, 04:10 pm

One hundred years ago this month the United States entered World War I, what we still call the Great War. Worldwide more than 70 million military personnel joined the 1914-1918 conflict, and more than 9 million soldiers perished in it, plus 7 million civilians. The war hastened the end of the Ottoman Empire and the collapse of the Russian government, ushering in a Marxist revolution that began 100 years ago this month. The war also launched genocides, including the massacre of 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Turks.

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Risking his three stars

Q&A | Retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. William ‘Dean’ Lee’s principled stand for religious liberty in the military
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 1/28/17, 08:08 am

“Faith in the military took center stage Thursday at the 62nd observance of the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C, as lawmakers and faith leaders gathered on Capitol Hill.”

That was the lead paragraph of WORLD’s May 2013 article on the gathering that made U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. William “Dean” Lee (later promoted to vice admiral) known beyond military circles (see a video of the speech above).

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