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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-8-31-10-Tue.

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President Obama gives a speech, and I hope awards the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL to all American troops who served honorably there. What a morale booster that would be as they head back to war in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, more US troops died in Afghanistan today, the 3 day total is mounting, close to 20 now at last count.

1.) One of the latest American deaths in Afghanistan, member of CT National Guard, may he RIP:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/deluzio-laid-to-rest

2.) Master Sgt. killed in Afghanistan: look at all his awards; may he RIP and his death not be in vain:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/08/marine-eod-sergeant-killed-083010/

3.) Gunnery Sgt. killed in Afghanistan: look at all his awards; may his death not be in vain, may he RIP:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/08/marine-eod-sergeant-killed-083010/

RIP Marines: God bless you for fighting for our freedom

The Marine flag flies high in Belton, MO

God bless our U.S. Marines; two highly decorated Marines fell in Afghanistan, two of many American deaths there in the last few days.

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-8-30-10-Mon.

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A sad two days for America, as fourteen U.S. troops are killed in action in Afghanistan. Seven troops were killed Sunday and seven more today. May U.S. troops soon be led by officers with a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. With this change in leadership and strategy the U.S. troops can come home in victory, and soon.

I have also contacted President Obama and my senators and representative and requested that all U.S. troops who served honorably in the Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign which ends tomorrow, be awarded the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL. I suggest anyone who cares about this to contact President Obama and their elected officials. This can easily be done by e-mail or fax, and also phone calls and letters. God bless American troops! God bless and protect them, and heal our wounded. Various links from around the GWOT below. The new campaign begins Sept. 1, 2010 and is called OPERATION NEW DAWN. Links:

1.) Fourteen U.S. troops die in Afghanistan in the last two days. Link:

http://icasualties.org/oef/

2.) Marines settle in for long battle in Afghanistan, reporting from Camp Dwyer:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan-helmand-20100828,0,231141.story

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August 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-8-29-10-Sun.

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Another day of worship for Christians, another day of war for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Church in Wilmington, North Carolina-representative of American churches that will be filled today with worshipers. Our troops fight, bleed, and die for our freedoms, may God bless them.

Church in Wilmington, North Carolina-representative of American churches that will be filled today with worshipers. Our troops fight, bleed, and die for our freedoms, may God bless them.

With the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom on August 31, 2010, I have contacted Pres. Obama and my elected officials and asked that those who served honorably in that Campaign receive the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL. Let’s see if on August 31, when Pres. Obama gives his Iraq speech, he awards the medal for victory there.

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Campaign ends 8/31/10 to be replaced with a new Campaign: Operation New Dawn. This photo was taken in Iraq.

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Campaign ends 8/31/10 to be replaced with a new Campaign: Operation New Dawn. U.S. troops who served honorably in OIF should be awarded the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL Contact your elected officials for your state, and President Obama and suggest that our Iraq vets receive the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL.

Links below from around the GWOT:

1.) Security developments in Afghanistan:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE67S00E

2.) Made in Kabul, shot up in Glasgow, continuing story on heroin and Afghanistan:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/made-in-kabul-shot-up-in-glasgow-1.1049730

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August 29, 2010 at 5:48 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-8-28-10-Sat.

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Afghanistan spirals out of control while US troops are constrained by restricted rules of engagement, and in the meantime, as the US troops leave Iraq, it also seems to be on an upward trajectory for violence.

God bless American troops, and may they secure victory soon in all the wars they are in, so they can come home.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Enemy forces wearing American uniforms attack two bases in Eastern Afghanistan. The story states the uniforms can be picked up at local bazaars. I would imagine some come off the supply convoys that are attacked, but don’t know. Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_afghanistan

2.)  President Obama halts prosecution of USS Cole bomber (alleged):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/26/AR2010082606353.html?sid%3DST2010082700364&sub=AR

3.) “Trail of Destruction”-story about heroin, poppy crop, Afghanistan and the export of the drug causing so much trouble around the world. Link:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/the-trail-of-destruction-1.1048309

4.)  For addicted veteran regulation preventing treatment is the enemy:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2010/08/27/for_addicted_veteran_regulation_is_enemy/

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August 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot: 8/27/10-Fri.

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The war goes on in Afghanistan as the Iraq war winds down. Various links from around the GWOT:

1.) Mental health and suicide issues in the military blamed on lack of leadership by some in this story:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gju5GUFhwJHhBhlgnqa71wFPtM-QD9HQNM082

2.) Afghanistan’s blue treasure:

http://afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/19/lapis-lazuli-afghanistans-blue-treasure/?iref=obnetwork

3.) Afghanistan Crossroads: Training with “brutal” British:

http://afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com/2010/08/25/training-with-brutal-british-troops/?hpt=Sbin

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August 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-8-26-10-Thurs.

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The news of war coming from Iraq gets seemingly more violent as U.S. troops leave. In Afghanistan, it remains a very dangerous battlefield for American troops. God bless the USA and may victory come soon so our troops can come home. Links:

1.) Maid returns to her home from service in Saudi Arabia with nails in her body which she says the family put there to punish her. There’s no war going on between Saudi Arabia and the USA, but many of the 9/11/01 hijackers were from there. Look at the X-Ray photos. Link:

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/doctor-saudi-family-hammered-nails-into-sri-lankan-maid/19607726

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August 26, 2010 at 6:07 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot, Wed. 8-25-10

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The fighting is in Afghanistan now, with the troop surge there, but as the drawdown of American troops in Iraq continues, there is increased violence in that country. See #1 link for details. God bless the USA and God bless our troops so they can have victory in battle in Afghanistan. May the troops who served honorably in Iraq be awarded the Iraq Victory Medal when President Obama gives his speech about Iraq on August 31, 2010 and ends the Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Violence increasing in Iraq; 56 killed, fears of insurgents making a comeback as US troops leave:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/19349573/Attacks_in_Iraq_kill_56_raise_fears_of_insurgents

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August 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq