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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/31/13-Wed.

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Another end to another month in Afghanistan. Another month closer to the US being packed up and leaving. God bless America’s enlisted troops who are carrying out this retrograde operation and may all come home safely, I hope and pray long before the 31 December 2014 date. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Mysterious lights of Afghanistan. War correspondent and photographer Michael Yon document the lights around some US helicopter blades as they land in Afghanistan in this NPR piece:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/07/30/206946740/mysterious-dancing-lights-in-afghanistan

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July 31, 2013 at 11:38 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-30-13-Tue.

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As the month winds down, US troops are another month near exiting, as they pack up and have bases in retrograde now. May they stay safe while exiting. In the meantime, American politicians and generals, often one and the same, try to extend the stay of American troops there. See the link at #1 for details.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Current American general in charge, wants US troops to stay in Afghanistan past 31 Dec. 2014. He must be out of the loop and not realize the US is broke and in sequester. The US taxpayer pays his salary, but can’t do both: pay his salary and the salary of Afghan troops, and for development in the US as we no longer have the funds. Afghanistan has vast mineral wealth and has natural resources they can sell, and China is already getting contracts for things such as a copper mine. Let Afghanistan pay their own expenses. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/world/asia/despite-gains-leader-of-us-forces-in-afghanistan-says-troops-must-stay.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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July 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-29-13-Mon.

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Another workweek begins for Americans, but for our troops in Afghanistan, the job goes on of packing up and retrograde as the US plans to leave by 31 Dec. 2014. God bless them.

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July 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 7-28-13

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Another Sunday at war for US troops as Americans can attend the church of their choice. Pray for American troops in Afghanistan and God bless them.

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July 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 7-27-13)

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God bless American troops as they pack up to leave Afghanistan by 31 December 2014. Unfortunately, two more US troops gave their lives in this retrograde mission. May these two RIP.  I believe it is high time for US troops to work at these retrograde operations without losing their lives or being maimed in Afghanistan on the way out.  May the officers that lead them have plans and operational tactics to keep the US troops safe.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Two more Americans leave their lives in Afghanistan as US troops are packing, closing down bases and getting equipment out of that country. May these two RIP. May our troops still there stay safe. Link:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/27/19716903-two-american-service-members-killed-in-ied-attack-in-afghanistan?lite

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July 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-26-13-Fri.

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God bless America’s enlisted troops in Afghanistan. May they have excellent officers leading them who know how to win this war.

1.)  Fox News anchor’s son, an 1st Lt. combat infantry officer, a graduate of West Point, the US Military Academy, goes to war in Afghanistan:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/07/26/sending-my-soldier-son-off-to-afghanistan/

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July 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-25-13-Th.

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The scandals continue, and those concerning America’s military, and Afghanistan need investigated. God bless America’s enlisted troops, who need our prayers and full support, which includes making sure scandals in which American troops were killed are fully investigated by Congress and negligent officers, starting at the top with Generals and Admirals, are held accountable for any negligence, dereliction, and/or incompetence. Competency Review Boards need to be held for these officers, especially those with high casualty rates, and a full investigation of the COIN or Nation Building Policy, and a full accounting of every American tax dollar spent in Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) This scandal needs investigated immediately: The Seals and crew killed in Afghanistan:

Charles Strange, father of fallen Seal tells radio host Michael Savage that Obama set up his son to be executed:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/navy-seals-father-obama-set-up-my-son-to-be-executed/

 

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July 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

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