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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-14-14-Wed. (231 days to go)

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Another day in the books, and 231 days left for US troops in Afghanistan.

Actions from 2007 were remembered yesterday in a Medal of Honor Ceremony at the White House with President Obama. The actions occurred under the Bush watch. One of those killed that day in 2007 was Parker, Kansas native, Army Sgt. Jeff Mersman. Never forget. I also wonder if one day, the political and military leadership of the US will be held accountable for putting US troops in these situations with restricted rules of engagement, COIN (nation building), etc. where they walk into villages to talk to Afghan elders, only to be ambushed, and many wounded and killed? Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Medal of Honor Ceremony for former soldier Kyle White, awarded for his 2007 actions in Afghanistan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/us/politics/ex-gi-receives-medal-of-honor-for-lifesaving-acts-in-afghanistan.html?_r=0

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Written by orangekite1

May 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

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