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Not so far away

Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor

Sometimes, from our usual perch in Midtown Manhattan, this nation's dual wars can seem awfuly remote and distant and far away. Then it comes roaring back. Yesterday I addressed close to 100 Marine officers here in New York. All of them so impressive, all of them freshly decorated from various battlefields overseas. It is a gathering I attend every year. 

Today we are hosting 6 Marine Colonels, and today I also spoke with an Army Lt. Col. who is in the fight, on the battlefield in Afghanistan.  Some days it comes roaring back, indeed.

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