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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-30-13-Mon.

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The year winds down as US troops in Afghanistan continue retrograde operations in Afghanistan, packing up and closing down bases before the 31 December 2014 deadline for US troops to be gone from that country. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) As the Afghanistan retrograde missions continue, the US Army begins “Pacific Pathways” and a “fight” or turf battle with the Marines over the Pacific area of operations. The story also states that COIN (nation-building, counterinsurgency) is no longer the “flavor of the month” at the Pentagon and has fallen out of favor. About time for that to happen, after thousands of Americans have died in Iraq and Afghanistan under COIN, and tens of thousands have been injured. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/armys-pacific-pathways-initiative-sets-up-turf-battle-with-marines/2013/12/29/11c948c8-69b1-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_story.html