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February 26th, 2014
06:15 PM ET

Military veteran weighs in on the 'zero option' in Afghanistan

(CNN) – The possible consequences of a complete U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan are theoretical at the moment, but they are not theoretical for those Americans who served in Iraq, especially those Marines who fought in Fallujah and Ramadi – Iraqi towns where much American blood and treasure was spent, and which extremists recaptured in recent months

Captain Perfecto Sanchez from Queens, New York, served two tours in Iraq, and fought in the 2006 battle for Ramadi, which TIME magazine then called "the most dangerous place" in Iraq. More than 80 U.S. service members were killed

"It was a very important time in the Iraqi War. It was a very dangerous city," Sanchez told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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