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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-28-14-Fri. (306 Days to go)

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306 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, in a still dangerous country where they are still taking casualties. Pray for American troops as they complete these retrograde operations so they can all be packed and out of there by 31 December 2014. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Retrograde operations continue for American troops in Afghanistan:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1430#.Uw-YgR5gWks.twitter

2.) US Navy Commander’s death ruled a homicide in Florida:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/orange-park/2014/02/26/navy-commander-death-homicide/5841495/

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-27-14-Th. (307 days to go)

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307 days left in Afghanistan for US troops as another month winds down, and the days inch forward until 31 December 2014 when all US troops will be gone from that still dangerous country.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan become US citizens:

http://www.imef.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/3963/Article/159562/marines-become-us-citizens-while-serving-in-afghanistan.aspx

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February 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-26-14-Wed. (308 days to go)

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With 308 days to go in Afghanistan for US troops, do the majority of American people know what the mission is until they are all gone from that country on 31 December 2014? The story at link #1 says Gen. Dempsey went to Afghanistan and told the troops to focus on their mission. But, it would be nice to tell the American people too, what the mission is as the troops complete retrograde operations to pack up equipment and close bases before 31 December 2014. The general might have explained the retrograde mission, just so the American people reading this could understand what is going on, and how dangerous it still is in that country, with Americans still taking casualties. Just today, I read that MARSOC Marine Master Sgt. Aaron Torian is being laid to rest at Arlington, after his death in Afghanistan earlier this month. RIP Master Sgt. Prayers should go out for his family. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gen. Dempsey tells American troops to stay on mission. From what I have read in other stories, they are on mission, a retrograde operation mission to pack up and close bases by 31 Decemer 2014, in this still dangerous country, with Americans still taking casualties. Link:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/world/Joint+Chiefs+chairman+urges+tight+focus+mission+Afghanistan/9552700/story.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-25-14 Tue. (309 days to go)

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309 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. With budget cuts being proposed yesterday for US troops and veterans, the US Congress should now cut off all funding for Afghanistan troops, which the US taxpayer funds, and cut all nation building projects. Cut funding for Afghanistan before US troops face cuts. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Budget cuts proposed yesterday for US troops and veterans. I says cut funding the Afghan military first. Link:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/02/24/pentagons-massive-budget-cuts-would-redefine-the-us-military

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February 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-24-14-Mon. (310 days to go)

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310 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. It is a dangerous place, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan troops killed in Afghanistan while they sleep. The story states that Taliban sympathizer guards let the enemy in. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/world/asia/grief-and-anger-in-afghanistan-over-killing-of-21-soldiers.html?_r=0

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February 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2/23/14-Sun. (311 days to go)

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311 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, as they complete retrograde operations in this still dangerous country. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) More discussion on how many US troops might be left after the deadline for them to leave on 31 December 2014. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-examines-afghanistan-option-that-would-leave-3000-troops-in-kabul/2014/02/23/a0870034-9b32-11e3-ad71-e03637a299c0_story.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 22 Feb. 2014-Sat. (312 days to go)

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312 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, as they spend another Washington’s Birthday at war. It is a still dangerous country for US troops as they complete retrograde operations, packing up equipment and closing down US bases, so keep them in your prayers.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) General Allen, now retired, spout off on war planning. Something about this is not right to me. I believe these retired generals, McChrystal (who was on CBS the other day hawking a book), Petraeus, and Admiral Mullen, who presided over a failed Afghanistan and Iraq war plan, focusing on COIN (nation building) should spend the rest of their lives tending to the wounded troops, the amputees, and those with other injuries who suffered these casualties under their military plans. These same generals and admirals, now retired, should also spend their days in Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Bati Kot, Afghanistan, Sangin, Afghanistan, and other hot spots talking to the elders, with a contingent of guards, if they want to continue their COIN plans. Link:

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/02/21/allen-us-generals-must-improve-war-planning.html?comp=700001075741&rank=2