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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-31-12Tue.

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The last day in another long month at war. God bless American troops and may they soon secure victory and come home. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gen. Boykin (ret.) was dis-invited from a speaking engagement, read this story by writer Diana West explaining the situation. Link:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2019/General-Boykin-and-the-War-for-Muslim-Outreach-Redux.aspx

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January 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Mon. 1-30-12

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Another work week begins, but our troops on the front lines, whether they be at Gitmo, or in Afghanistan, are our there securing our freedom and need our support. Contact your elected officials in support of our troops. God bless our troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Plans emerge to release prisoners from Gitmo as the US engages in peace talks with the Taliban:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/30/releasing-terrorists-for-peace/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=57672a665f-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag

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January 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-29-12-Sun.

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Many American’s aren’t focused on war as they go about their way to church today, their freedoms secured by our troops who today are based around the world to secure the Constitutional rights we enjoy today. God bless our troops. links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Sangin, Afghanistan, a former Taliban hotbed, has been secured by American Marines. Read the story for details.

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/82987/sangin-transforming-insurgent-hotbed-into-safe-haven#.TyWkdnaxGuQ

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January 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal) Sat. 1-28-12

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Another weekend at war for US troops, while the American public on the home front enjoys the freedoms they secure. God bless our troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  A Marine captain is in the military courtroom over “exposure” charges. Read the story at the link, it is oddly disturbing. Also at the end of the story it mentions two Marine Colonels, one who was convicted of shoplifting, and one convicted of DUI, who apparently allowed to stay in the military! Link:

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/conduct-99943-martial-court.html

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January 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotstpot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Fri. 1-27-12

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U.S. troops need our full support. Read the story at #1 and contact your elected officials to support them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) U.S. troops may be denied medical retirement, read the story and contact your elected officials in their support.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017346365_madiganreview27m.html

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January 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Th. 1-26-12

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I would like the day to come that U.S. troops come home (and U.S. money with them) from Afghanistan. I no can’t wait until I no longer read about U.S. troops losing their lives and limbs in Afghanistan. The U.S. is broke, in deep debt, with a rising deficit, and our politicians and generals must realize we can lose a war financially, and that is exactly what we are doing. Our enlisted troops on the ground are fantastic, but we seem to be stuck with a leadership at the officer and political level, with few exceptions, that is fascinated with the COIN (counter-insurgency or nation building) theory and are nation building before the war is won. This is just my simple opinion from reading stories, watching videos, including those posted by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the various military branches themselves. God bless our troops. Links from around the GWOT.

1.) IED attacks in Afghanistan set record: USA Today report. Link:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-01-25/IEDs-afghanistan/52795302/1

2.) Car bomb targeting NATO aid team kills 4 Afghans:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2012/01/26/taliban_rocket_kills_woman_child_in_afghanistan/

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January 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-25-12-Wed.

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Last night, President Obama, Commander-in-Chief began and ended his State of the Union Address with references to the U.S. military and its successes, but what I didn’t hear was the awarding of the IRAQ VICTOR MEDAL for U.S. troops who served honorably in Iraq.

I have requested of him on multiple occasions along with my elected Senators and Representative to “get crackin'” on issuing the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL with MOTTO: “VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH” for all who served honorably there, and suggested the first medals could be awarded at the State of the Union Address.

God bless American troops. With the speech over, may our elected officials now get crackin’ on the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL with motto VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH for all our Iraq vets who served honorably, and were praised in last night’s speech, but sadly, this medal was not awarded at that time.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  President Obama, Commander-in-Chief praises military at State of the Union Address, fails though, to award IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL to U.S. troops. He needs to get crackin’ now, on issuing this medal with motto: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH. Link:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/us-usa-obama-speech-foreignpolicy-idUSTRE80O0E820120125

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January 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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