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Sen. Murray: Toll from ‘ten years of war’ now being felt

“We weren’t prepared for a war that’s lasted this long with that many soldiers who had repeated deployments,” said Murray on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Murray said she feared Congress had failed to appreciate the resources that would need to be directed to care for veterans from over a decade of conflict. 

“This is a question our country needs to come to grips with,” she said. “This is not just going to be what do we next year or what do we need as we pull our soldiers from Iraq.

“The costs of ten years of war on a specific population are going to be felt for decades. We need to say: Do we have the resources in this country to provide for those men and women and their families for a long time to come. And that question hasn’t been answered.

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