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The New York Times

Diantha Parker

Both Ms. Eisenhower and Mr. Edsel, the Monuments Men’s champion, stressed two points: that while the Monuments Men’s work was unprecedented, hundreds of thousands of works are still missing, and that “no similar effort has been made by the U.S. in any subsequent conflict,” Mr. Edsel said. He cited as an example the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, when looters nearly emptied the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.

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