Americans and War

Dr Aref Rifai, a Syrian-American eye doctor describes his recent visit to Syria to operate on victims of that country’s civil war. Filipinos who fought alongside Americans in the Second World War were granted US citizenship, but some family members are still waiting to be reunited with them in America. The remains of a 16th century Spanish fort recently discovered in the US state of North Carolina serve as a reminder of a neglected period in America’s history. US counter-insurgency tactics used in Afghanistan are enjoying some success combating gang violence in one struggling American city. And, why some want to do away with the US dollar?

(Picture: Dr Aref Rifai, a Syrian-American ophthalmologist, with a patient in Syria, Credit: Aref Rifai.)

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