Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-2-14-Fri. (243 days to go)
243 days left for US troops left in Afghanistan, as they began yesterday their last May in that country. Continue to pray for American troops as they complete retrograde operations closing US bases and packing equipment in this still dangerous country.
I have come to realize in the last week, especially after the April announcement of three Easter Weekend suicides, including that of a captain at Ft. Bliss (no names officially revealed in the announcement), that even after the war officially ends for American troops in Afghanistan on 31 December 2014, the lasting effects of the war will be long lasting, with many troops and veterans suffering from mental and physical injuries. May they find peace and stability in the transition from war to peace time as the war ends, and their physical and mental needs be met by the VA for vets, and the DoD by active duty military.
Links from around the GWOT:
1.) Senator John Walsh (D), an Iraq war vet discusses preventing veteran suicide. Link: