…in grad school I redeemed my small collection of savings bonds, because I had very little money and figured it was as good a time as any. I was crushed to learn that, in all this time, they had only accumulated a few hundred dollars’ value. Why had everyone made such a big deal out of these things?
U.S. Pres. Barack Obama rushed nearly 300 troops to Baghdad shortly after the Islamic State overran Mosul in June 2014. In more than two years of fighting, the United States has steadily — and often quietly — expanded the size of its force in the country.