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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-16-13-Mon.

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Another work week begins for most Americans, but for US troops in Afghanistan, retrograde operations continue, as they pack up and close bases so the US can be out of there by 31 December 2014.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Soviet era tunnel the US is using to exit Afghanistan:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/15/21833196-inside-the-soviet-era-tunnel-the-pentagon-is-counting-on-for-militarys-afghanistan-exit

2.) Another excellent article by Diana West: a retrospective of US COIN actions, nation building, and other mistakes at the top in Iraq and Afghanistan, while US enlisted troops did everything they could, suffering terrible injuries and death, often due to restricted rules of engagement. Read the article for complete details and links to past stories:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2729/Lessons-of-Iraq-and-A-Stan-Infidel-Armies-Cant-Win-Islamic-Hearts-and-Minds.aspx

3.) More land mines kill Afghans in Afghanistan:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/South-Asia/8-killed-in-roadside-bombings-in-Afghanistan/articleshow/27431301.cms

3.) New trans incinerators never used in Afghanistan. Another scandal, this one endangering US troops as they continue to breathe in fumes from open burn pits. American troops in Iraq were expose to burn pit toxins. Why wasn’t this fixed by the time the Afghanistan surge started, so US troops would not again be exposed to burn pit fumes in yet another war? Who will be held accountable for the injuries US troops suffered from being exposed to open burn pits and related toxic fumes? Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131216/NEWS/312160002

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Written by orangekite1

December 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm