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    Music provides little understanding of wars post 9/11

    The relationship between war and music in the post 9/11 era is different than it was during the height of the Vietnam War. On April 28, Columbia University hosted an event called Soundtrack of War, which examined the parallels between music and the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Service Together, an organization that seeks to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians, organized the event. The music of the 1960’s gave listeners, present and future, an understanding of the conflict and politics of the time. The same cannot be said of the wars following 9/11. In terms of the war and the politics around it, veterans of Iraq and…