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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-31-13-Th.

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The month is over after today, and US troops still have 23 months left. I would like to see them ALL brought home before them, like now! In the meantime they must eat MREs for breakfast and snack. I say the US Congress, Senate, PResident, and US Generals and Admirals should all eat an MRE for breakfast for the next 23 months. No hot breakfast or other breakfast food THis includes the coffee packet for their coffee. They should lead by example Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US troops must eat MRE’s for breakfast. The US Congress, Senate, President, generals and admirals should also start the day with an MRE for the next 23 months until all US troops are gone from Afghanistan on 31 December, 2014.

Link:

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2013/01/30/army-hot-breakfasts-in-afghanistan-cut-due-to-logistics-not-budget/?hpt=hp_t3

2.) MRE’s for sale. The US Congress, Senate, President, generals and admirals should purchase their own MRE’s such as those at this link for Major Surplus. I have purchased MRE’s from them before and received them in a timely manner. If the US troops in Afghanistan don’t get a hot breakfast, neither should these folks who need to lead by example and purchase MRE’s and eat them each day for breakfast and for their snack until all the US troops come home from Afghanistan on 31 December 2014.  Link:

http://www.majorsurplus.com/MREs-C1965.aspx

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January 31, 2013 at 2:20 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-30-13-Wed.

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The end of another month of war is near for American troops in Afghanistan. God bless them as they pull up stakes and leave. I wish they would leave now, not Dec. 31, 2014, another 23 long months away. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US Military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,045. How many more Americans will die and be injured in the next 23 months there? Why? Why stay there another day? Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/us-military-deaths-afghanistan-2-045-205857746.html

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January 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-29-13-Tue.

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Is the Marine Corps about to break? That is the question at the blog at link #1.

1.)  Is the Marine Corps about to break?

http://snafu-solomon.blogspot.com/2013/01/is-marine-corps-about-to-break.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FgSklN+%28SNAFU%21%29

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January 29, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal) 1-28-13-Mon.

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As US troops toil in Afghanistan, the Department of Homeland Security in the US is purchasing 7,0oo “assault weapons”. The question is why? Well, why are US troops still in Afghanistan, and why is the DHS purchasing 7,000 “assault weapons”?

LInks:

1.) DHS plans to purchase 7,000 “assault weapons”:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/26/if-assault-weapons-are-bad-why-does-the-dhs-want-to-buy-7000-of-them-for-personal-defense/

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January 28, 2013 at 5:08 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-27-13-Sun.

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God bless American troops as we enter another Sunday at war. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) “You’re in the new Army now”. Excellent article about today’s US military:

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/52687?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=e83ea1774e-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email

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January 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, Contracts, GWOT

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1/26/13-Sat.

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American troops are still in Afghanistan this weekend. God bless and pray for them.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine 1st Sgt. earns Bronze Star with combat distinction for heroic actions in Sangin, Afghanistan:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/101091/1st-sgt-receives-bronze-star-actions-sangin-district-afghanistan#.UQRONTlWK20

2.) Breaking news! China could be ultimate winner in Afghanistan: (I have only been reading about this for several years now!) Link:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/eyeing-rich-bounty-china-line-afghan-role-18321929

3.) Marine Captain feels guilt for Afghan deaths:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-killed-people-in-afghanistan-was-i-right-or-wrong/2013/01/25/c0b0d5a6-60ff-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_story.html

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January 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal) Fri. 1-25-13

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Now after over ten years at war, the decision has been made to put women in combat. Links from around the combat:

1.)  CNN story on American women at war:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/24/us/woman-combat-afghanistan-profile/index.html

2.) Female U.S. soldier’s blog:

http://afghanbattlefox.com/

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January 25, 2013 at 3:37 am

Posted in advisors, Afghanistan, GWOT