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POLAD Kanishka Gangopadhyay receives the AFRICOM Interagency Partner of the Quarter award. To the left is U.S. AFRICOM Commanding General Stephen Townsend, and to the right is U.S. AFRICOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader Sergeant Major Richard Thresher. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Africa Command)

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future