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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of The New York Times best-seller "Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Donald Trump's nomination of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to become his secretary of defense means that America's forgotten wars are finally being remembered, at least for a while.