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Did you jog at Camp Victory?

Number six in Best Defense's countdown of 2014's most popular posts.


This item, Best Defense’s sixth most popular of 2014, was originally published on June 3.

Then get your lungs checked out. Scary quote:

“We biopsied several patients and found titanium in every single one of them,” said Anthony Szema, an assistant professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine who specializes in pulmonology and allergies. “It matched dust that we have collected from Camp Victory” in Iraq.

UPDATE: Here is a study you can show to your doctor.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at Twitter: @tomricks1