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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-30-11-Th.

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The week at war for U.S. troops is another eventful one. Eventful would be an understatement I guess. Attacks continue, and even a hotel in Kabul was attacked this week. God bless U.S. troops, and may they secure victory soon. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Getting the Pentagon’s house in order:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2011/06/30/panetta_must_fight_four_wars_afghanistan_iraq_libya_waste/

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June 30, 2011 at 3:11 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-29-11-Wed.

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Afghanistan seems to be falling apart all around. Yesterday an attack on a hotel there caused death, injuries and misery. God bless American troops.

1.) Attack on hotel in Afghanistan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/world/asia/29afghanistan.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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June 29, 2011 at 6:34 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Tue. 6-28-11

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U.S. troops are fighting the good fight in Afghanistan. Pray for victory and their return home soon. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine earns Bronze Star with V for actions in 2009 in Afghanistan:

http://www.jdnews.com/news/-92406–.html

2,) War in Afghanistan takes toll on Maine troops:

http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/16976/Default.aspx

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June 28, 2011 at 4:10 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-27-11-Mon.

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Another work week at war. God bless U.S. troops Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Sec. Gates says MRAPS saved thousands of American lives. This may be true, but I have read that Gen. Petraeus told the Americans to get out of the MRAPS, take off their safety glasses, and walk in an attempt to be friendly with Afghans at risk to their lives and limbs. I have written my representatives and to President Obama lately and asked why they are out of the MRAPS? I will have to send this article and tell them to make sure they are back in the MRAPS, not out on foot patrols. Let the Afghan soldiers and police do the foot patrols. US troops need to be in these lifesaving MRAPS. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/06/usat-mraps-save-thousands-of-troop-lives-062611/

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June 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 6-26-11

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Another Sunday at war for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and around the world.

Meanwhile, back in the USA, Americans can enjoy a day of church, fried chicken, fried okra, and biscuits, or even sushi, stir fry, or any of thousands of varieties of foods in their home, or at restaurants. Peace paid for by the blood of U.S. troops who are serving today.

We must give them full support to win the wars we send them to. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Read Diana West’s take on the Iraq surge. It is an excellent article. I keep hearing on TV and in the media by both politicians and commentators that “Gen. Petraeus won the Iraq War,” and “The surge worked.” I have repeatedly written my elected officials on this matter and said that if this is so, they should immediately award the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL to all who served honorably there. A motto on it could read: “VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH”. ┬áThis article is worth reading again and sending to your elected officials, and ask them about issuing the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL to our troops. Link:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1829/Dont-Look-Now-The-Iraq-of-Surge-Dreams-Is-Over.aspx

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June 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-25-11-Sat.

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The weekend for Americans who can move in peace throughout our land. All the while, our troops secure our freedom on the front lines, often giving their lives. God bless American troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Former Whiteman Air Force base airman dies in Afghanistan:

http://www.kctv5.com/story/14963989/former-whiteman-airman-killed-in-afghanistan

2.) Fifth Camp Pendleton Marine from 1/5 battalion killed in Afghanistan:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/marines-camp-pendleton-afghanistan.html

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June 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-24-11-Fri.

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Another workweek ends for most Americans, but those in battle in Afghanistan face just another day at war. God bless American troops. May they secure a win in this war and come home to victory parades. Link:

1.) Another Marine death: KIA in Afghanistan:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/06/marine-casualty-pendleton-afghanistan-062411/

2.) 3/5 Dark Horse Battalion back from Sangin, Afghanistan. I believe there should be a complete Congressional investigation and military review of this deployment to see how so many were injured and killed and to see if restricted rules of engagement played a role. Link:

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/article_c7aaab4a-d564-5936-a84b-7b6287e3652a.html

3.) Waning public support for Afghanistan War:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110624/pl_afp/afghanistanunrestusmilitarygates

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June 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm

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