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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-31-14-Th. (153 days to go)

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Another month in the book, and 153 days left for US troops in Afghanistan.

The scandal continues, with waste of US tax dollars in Afghanistan being exposed.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Waste, fraud, and abuse being exposed in Afghanistan, and US tax dollars are being wasted. Who will be held accountable, what US politicians and military officers will be held accountable for this waste? Link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/30/insurgent-allied-businesses-afghanistan-eligible-u/

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-30-14-Wed. (154 days to go)

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154 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, a still dangerous place. And, meanwhile, around the world danger abounds.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Meanwhile back in Iraq….US State Department approves arms sales. Can’t tell from the article if the US taxpayer is giving them to Iraq, or if the Iraq government is paying the US for these weapons. Link:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140729/DEFREG04/307290033/US-State-Department-Approves-New-Hellfire-Sale-Iraq

2.) Meanwhile back in the Pacific…PACON Chief not worried about Chinese ships off US coast, and all the while, China is participating with Americans in military exercises! Link:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140729/DEFREG02/307290038/PACOM-Chief-US-Not-Worried-About-Chinese-Intel-Ship-off-Hawaiian-Coast

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July 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/29/14 Tue. (155 days to go)

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155 long days to go for US troops still there. Retrograde operations continue as all US troops leave by 31 December 2014, from a still dangerous Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, money that should go for US troops, US veterans, and protection of our borders is wasted in Afghanistan.

Those officers responsible should be held accountable from the top down.

Did top officers speak up on the abuse and waste of US tax dollars they were entrusted with? Gen. McKiernan, Gen. McChrystal, Gen. Petraeus, Gen. Allen, Gen. Dunsford, Adm. Mullen, and on and on and on the list goes…oh, not to leave out Gen. Dempsey among others: Did they speak up about the waste and failed COIN nation building costing the US taxpayers dearly when their own troops, and certainly veterans could have used this money? There should be public investigations and they can clarify their record if indeed they did warn of the abuse of US tax dollars and call for stopping the COIN theory of nation building.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Waste of US tax dollars in Afghanistan…not to mention the US lives lost and the many wounded. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/28/war-on-waste-pentagon-auditor-spotlights-us-billions-blown-in-afghanistan/

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July 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/28/14 Mon. (156 days to go)

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156 days left for US troops in Afghanistan. Let’s pray for their safe return.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Unbelievable numbers of guns sold to or given to the government of Afghanistan by the US Government, meaning the US taxpayer. Over 465,000 small arms actually, including guns. Read this story for details. Link:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/sigar-afghanistan-us-weapons-wind-up-insurgents

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July 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 7/27/14 Sun. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-afghan-killer-20140727-sto(157 days to go)

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Remember. American troops today as they spend another Sunday in Afghanistan, with 157 days to go until all US troops leave, and say a prayer for their safe return from this still dangerous country. I read this morning that in the last few days 2 US t died in an IED blast, and another died from a disease contacted in Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Family of fallen Marine Lcpl. Greg Buckley vows to continue fight for justice:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-afghan-killer-20140727-story.html

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July 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan scandal?) Sat. 7/26/14 (158 days to go)

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158 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, another scandal. See link 1.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Family of Lcpl. Buckley, murdered in Afghanistan outraged over killer being tried as juvenile:

Search Google or Bing for this story. Here is one link below.

A question I have:  Where is Gen. Amos, Marine Commandant on this? Also, what will the incoming Commandant, Gen. Dunsford do about this?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/07/25/exclusive-killer-of-marines-tried-and-convicted-in-afghanistan-as-a-juvenile-marine-family-outraged/

 

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July 26, 2014 at 12:36 am

Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/25/14 Fri. (159 days to go)

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159 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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July 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Posted in Afghanistan