Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6/27/14-Fri. (187 days to go)
Another summer weekend for Americans, as the Fourth of July bears down on us, where America’s independence is celebrated. But, for US troops in Afghanistan, it’s 187 days left in that country until 31 December, 2014, when all US troops leave. There is talk of President Obama extending it two more years until 2016, but I hope and pray the US Congress will put a stop to that thinking and defund any such two year extension. I read yesterday that the Department of Defense wrote a report and said US troops need to stay at least until 2018! First I heard that and it was frightening to read! Let’s stick with the predetermined deadline which is already an extension by Obama from a previous earlier deadline to leave. The US is out of money, and can no longer afford to fund the Afghan military. Time to take care of American troops, fix the VA, and take care of our military needs.
Links from around the GWOT:
1.) Fighting returns to Sangin, Afghanistan: