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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/31/14-Sun. (122 days to go)

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122 days to go for American troops in Afghanistan as we end another month of war there this Sunday. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers in this still dangerous land.

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August 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/30/14 Sat. (123 days to go)

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Another end of month weekend as the days wind down for US troops in Afghanistan, with 123 days to go until the US leaves 31 December 2014.

Keep US troops in your thoughts & prayers.

 

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August 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-29-14- Fri. (124 days to go)

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A long weekend for most Americans. Keep our troops and veterans in your thoughts and prayers.

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August 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Afghanistan Today, A GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/28/14-Th. (125 days to go)

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125 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. In the meantime, talks are in the works again, as I think they were before 9/11/01, for energy pipelines across Afghanistan. See the story at link #1 for details. Link:

1.) Pipeline talks in the works again across Afghanistan:

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/trans-afghan-pipeline-initiative

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August 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-27-14 Wed. (126 days to go)

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126 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Gen. Dempsey is in Afghanistan to discuss retrograde operations and the withdrawal date of 31 December 2014 and other issues as described in the story at link #1. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gen. Dempsey in Afghanistan:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/08/25/dempsey-in-afghanistan-for-transition-talks

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-26-14-Tue. (127 days to go)

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127 days to go for US troops completing retrograde operations in Afghanistan as they close bases and pack equipment in this still dangerous country. Meanwhile, when they come home, they need a functioning VA and programs for veterans. President Obama, Commander-in-Chief addresses this today at the American Legion Convention in North Carolina. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) President Obama addresses the American Legion today:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-pay-penance-veterans-failures-american-legion-convention-article-1.1917035

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August 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/25/14 Mon.(128 days to go)

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128 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, as they engage in retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment so all US troops can leave by the long agreed on date of 31 December 2014.

This story at link #1 describes the duties of US troops engaging in retrograde operations.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Wisconsin troops return to Afghanistan to conduct retrograde operations:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin-troops-return-to-afghanistan-to-close-down-longest-us-war-b99335836z1-272447951.html

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August 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm