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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-31-11-Wed.

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Another month at war in Afghanistan comes to an end, the deadliest so far I have heard.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine receives medal, KIA in Afghanistan, Force Recon Marine:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/76182/marine-corps-captain-receives-top-intelligence-award-posthumously-stewart-air-guards-base#.Tl04nXYhsco

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August 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/29/11-Tues.

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The war in Afghanistan drags on, and on, and on. God bless American troops.

Stories from around the GWOT:

1.) Sgt. Gonzalez was a very good man. Former Marine Food Service Specialist re-enlisted in infantry and was going to go to sniper school another story said. RIP Marine. He was a good man, a very good man. Link:

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x560461904/Sgt-Gonzales-remembered-as-a-good-man

2.) Marines face hazing charges:

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_18776552?nclick_check=1

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August 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-29-11-Mon.

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American troops fight courageously in Afghanistan, may God bless and keep them.

Meanwhile, at home, many return with injuries and PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and need our prayers and support.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Soldier from Ft. Lee, VA wanted in 4 killings found dead. He was an Army captain. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/49745298/Va_soldier_sought_in_4_deaths_found_dead_in_Pad

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August 29, 2011 at 2:19 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-28-11-Sun.

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God bless American troops this Sunday and always, as they go outside the wire to keep America free, risking their limbs and very lives in Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Drug addicts in Afghanistan, also note the high number of police who use drugs there. Keep this in mind when you think of what was reported in the Washington Post: $2.7 billion dollars of equipment will go to the Afghans in the next eight months. Link about the addition problem in Afghan:

From the story:

“A measure of the problem is that surveys show that 12 to 41 percent of police recruits test positive for some form of narcotic — most are hashish smokers — according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/world/asia/28kabul.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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August 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 8-27-11

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The U.S. braces for a hurricane on the East Coast, while U.S. troops face uncertainty day by day in Afghanistan. It has now come to the attention of the Marine brass that passing gas (farting) is insulting to Afghans, so Marines are told not to audibly pass gas. But, the Afghans can turn on our troops and murder them, or set land mines to maim or kill them. God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) U.S. Marines ordered not to fart in Afghanistan:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-marines-banned-from-farting-in-afghanistan/

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August 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-26-11-Fri.

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Another work week comes to an end, Americans who are working who have the weekend off have time to enjoy with family and friends. Meanwhile back in Afghanistan our troops toil for our freedom.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Navy Seal’s faithful dog at his casket. This is one of the saddest photos I have ever seen. I hope they catch who they were after on this mission. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/08/gannett-photo-of-dog-seal-funeral-grips-us-world-082611/

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August 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-25-11-Th.

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It’s a war without end it seems, for US troops in Afghanistan. God bless them. They now have the legal authority to defend themselves in battle. This is only fair that Congress passed this law since they toil under dangerous restricted rules of engagement which put their lives and limbs in jeopardy.

Links form around the GWOT:

1.) Congress passes law to let American troops defend themselves in battle:

http://letthemfight.blogspot.com/2011/08/house-amdt-318-passes-congress-says-it.html

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August 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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