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After ten years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there’s a less-noticed casualty: military children.

Many endure years with an absent parent and go to schools in poor condition, an investigation by iWatchNews shows. This video gives a closer look at the story of fifth-grader Catie Hunter whose father has been deployed for four of her 11 years.

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Kristen Lombardi

Kristen Lombardi is the Columbia Journalism Investigations editor.