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Now that we’ve jettisoned peace and gone to war, our vocabulary has adjusted. Here are a few words, terms and expressions with which we have become exceedingly familiar:

♦ embedded

♦ Ambush Alley

♦ bunker bomb

♦ freedom fries

♦ shock and awe

♦ operational security

♦ night-vision

♦ Nasiriya

♦ “the fate of the crew is uncertain”

♦ “a hornet’s nest of antiaircraft fire”

♦ asymmetrical warfare

♦ the fedayeen

♦ martyrs of Saddam

♦ Ba’ath Party

♦ Umm Qasr

♦ Red Zone

♦ precision munitions


♦ RPGs

♦ “beyond what has ever been seen before”


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