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Afghanistan Today-the GWOT Hot Spot-Mon. 9-28-09

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Afghanistan is the topic of many news stories now. What will happen next?

Various stories from around the GWOT:

1.) Navy Corpsman, member of Cherokee Nation, killed in Afghanistan. I asked my senators and representative and faxed President Obama on this and asked them to convene an immediate Marine Court of Inquiry into this incident. For one, the troops were denied air support as reported in other stories, and secondly the enemy fired on an injured Marine being tended to by personnel in violation of  various international laws, so this should be investigated. Before any more troops go to Afghanistan, restricted rules of engagement must be lifted and U.S. troops must have air and artillery support:

http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/20731/Article.aspx

During the battle, about 100 Afghan soldiers, border officers, Marines and U.S. Army trainers were pinned down as insurgents unleashed gunfire and rockets. They were on a training mission with Afghan forces, who were to search the village for weapons and then meet village elders under an agreement to establish government authority in the area. Insurgent forces had set up positions in the village and in the mountains on either side and apparently attacked as the men reached the first compound.

Layton was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, to train with a Marine Corps unit for a mission in Afghanistan. He had been in Afghanistan about two months.

2.) LETTER: If support lacking, bring troops home

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2009/09/28/opinion/doc4abff04feca15319387113.txt

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Written by orangekite1

September 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

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