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The U.S. military response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, has expanded interest in the role U.S. soldiers of Latino descent have played in the U.S. armed forces. The historical record shows that Latinos, including noncitizens, took up arms in the U.S. struggle for independence, in efforts to defeat fascism and communism, and they have been playing an important role in confronting terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite these contributions and their participation in key military conflicts that have defined U.S. history, there has been a lack of popular and scholarly attention given to their military service. This oversight has become increasingly noteworthy given how Latinos are not only the fastest growing minority group but are also enlisting in the military in larger numbers ...

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