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Empathy & War: Fighting an enemy, fighting to understand the ‘enemy’

Sgt. Daniel Pluth, from San Marcos, Texas, returns fire during Operation Moshtarak, when coalition and Afghan National Security Forces conducted a large scale operation to rout insurgents from the city, Feb. 13, 2010. Pluth, a 2003 El Capitan High school, Lakeside, Calif., graduate is now on his fourth deployment where he serves with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.

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This work, Empathy & War: Fighting an enemy, fighting to understand the ‘enemy’ [Image 1 of 5], by James Clark, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.13.2010

Date Posted:10.09.2011 05:02

Photo ID:470994



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