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Iraq Veteran Reacts To Terrorist Violence, Says He's Not Surprised

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

As a terrorist-linked insurgency group continues to sweep Iraq, the United States is weighing its options and heightening security around the U.S. embassy in Baghdad; but countless veterans who put their own lives on the line fighting in Iraq are watching the developments with a vested interest.

Geoff Kristianson is one of them.

He served as an active duty Marine from 1999 to 2008, and served three tours in Iraq as a helicopter pilot. He sad the sudden surge in terrorist violence in Iraq is sad – but not surprising.

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