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May 24, 2011 1:47 PM

Commentary: Not just special, but an essential relationship

It’s not only history that binds us. Whether fighting wars or rebuilding the economy, our needs and beliefs are the same. Both of us came of age during the 1980s. Like so many others, we recall a turbulent decade that began with armies confronting each other across a divided Europe and ended with the Berlin Wall coming down, millions freed from the shackles of communism and human dignity extended across the continent.

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