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PICTURES: Obama’s Six Wars (So Far)

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By cleverly using international bodies, advanced war technology, and new covert capabilities, President Obama – following a long line of presidents before him -- has been redefining the meaning of going to war. Now, instead of "war," the U.S. is engaged in "missions," "operations" and "counterinsurgency campaigns." And with incoming CIA director, the soon-to-be-civilian Gen. David Petraeus, "the process of turning war into something other than war is likely to grow even more intricate and subtle," National Journal’s Michael Hirsh writes.

Here’s a look at six countries where the U.S. is engaged in war – even if the administration isn’t calling it that:

 

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