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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hot Spot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3/11/14-Tue. (323 days to go)

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323 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Retrograde operations continue as US troops pack equipment and close bases to get out of there by 31 December 2014. Pray for their safety in this still dangerous land.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Late in 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray put forward a bill wich was signed into law by President Obama that cut the retirement benefits by butting the COLA of medically retired veterans, survivors, and retired vets. Admitting this was wrong once it passed, the survivor benefits and benefits for medically retired troops was restored. But, the COLA benefits remain cut for retired vets. A bill will be voted on today to restore the full COLA benefits for our retired troops, and those who will be retiring. There are other cuts to make, and veterans benefits should not be cut first. The American Legion support restoring these benefits as well as other veterans groups. Read the story and contact your elected officials: RESTORE THE COLA NOW for our retired vets!

Link:

http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140207/BENEFITS05/302070017/Senate-vote-Monday-repeal-COLA-caps-retirees

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Written by orangekite1

February 11, 2014 at 12:10 am

Posted in Afghanistan

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