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The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

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The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

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Writer Elliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love. Unfortunately, that notion is often at odds with the job of a soldier.

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