American soldiers of the 21st century now serve in active combat duty longer than almost any U.S. soldiers in the nation's past, military historians say.
Cycles have become so long and so frequent that today, according to army accounts, nearly 13,000 soldiers have spent three to four cumulative years at war in Iraq or Afghanistan and nearly 500 have spent more than four years in combat!
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"It's a very long, lonely and often traumatic journey..."