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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-5-14-Sun. (361 days to go)

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361 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they continue retrograde operations, packing equipment to return to the US, destroying other equipment, and closing down bases.  It is still a dangerous zone to be in, as reported recently in the news, it is still on the new Imminent Danger Pay (IDP) list, US troops serving there earn $7.50 a day for being in Imminent Danger. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan clashes continue, an interesting way to refer to Hamid Karzai; who is sometimes referred to not as president, but as the “mayor of Kabul”. This story has an interesting take on that I believe, see below.

Link:

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2234941&Itemid=1

From the link above:

Kabul, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Different sources in the Afghan province of Hamid Karzai, where clashes lasted several hours, reported 20 dead people.

2.) More debate on the US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan: Brian Schweitzer vs. Bill Kristol. Link:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/05/brian-schweitzer-hammers-bill-kristol-perpetual-war-in-the-middle-east-has-failed/

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