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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-14-14-Mon. (170 days to go)

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170 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations and prepare to leave by 31 December 2014.  In the meantime, Marines continue to die in combat in Afghanistan, this time   Marine sniper providing security for retrograde operations was killed. See the story at link #1. God rest his soul. The story points out the extensive training the Marine snipers receive. Then compare that to the story at link #2, when Marines under combat stress and battle fatigue urinated on an already dead enemy fighter they had killed, and Commandant Amos wanted to “crush” them, when all he had to do was to watch out for their welfare and the safety of their families and sent them to treatment for combat stress and battle fatigue, because sometimes poor judgement is made under these conditions which is not typical, but under these conditions, they may also have suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS or PTSD) and should have sent for treatment, not to trials and investigations, or to be “crushed” by Commandant Amos. The safety of their families and the welfare of these Marine snipers should have been Amos’ job #1. Another epic FAIL for Amos.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Praise for Marine sniper killed in combat on a retrograde mission in AfghanistanRIP Marine. Link:

http://www.hidesertstar.com/observation_post/news/article_76f7adb4-0887-11e4-8ced-0019bb2963f4.html

2.) How Gen. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps treated Marine snipers previously, wanting to “crush” them:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/07/14/exclusive-marine-corps-transfers-whistleblower-who-questioned-top-general/

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