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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/30/14 Sun. (34 days to go)

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34 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan if I have my count right.

Attacks are ongoing in Afghanistan: see link #1 for details.

1.) This story states US troops are leaving 12/31/14, I guess they haven’t gotten the memo that President Obama, while focus was on the Ferguson riots, signed an order to extend the mission of US troops there. We will see if Congress funds the extension. This story also explains the attacks in Afghanistan lately, and the murders of a South African family. Link:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/30/south-african-family-killed-taliban-attack-kabul-afghanistan

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November 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/29/14 (35 days to go)

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35 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, at least that was the plan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.). Attack in Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/29/us-afghanistan-attacks-idUSKCN0JC23C20141129

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November 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm

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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/28/14 Fri. (36 days to go)

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36 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. See the story at link #1, the headline pretty much tells it all: so long, good luck. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan: So long, good luck:

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21635066-afghanistan-crisis-ridden-western-powers-withdraw-so-long-good-luck

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November 28, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/27/14 Th. (37 days to go)

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37 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. The story at link #1 states the US troops are still leaving 12/31/14. I still don’t know if Congress will fund the extension of US troops there that President Obama signed last week. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Attacks in Afghanistan today. Hopefully the last Thanksgiving in Afghanistan for US troops. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/suicide-bomber-targets-british-vehicle-in-afghanistan/2014/11/27/c4f77d36-7606-11e4-a755-e32227229e7b_story.html

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November 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/26/14 Wed. (38 days to go)

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38 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan and their last Thanksgiving there was to be tomorrow. But, without going to Congress, and without securing funding, President Obama last week extended their presence there! Will Congress go along and fund this extension? Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine Raiders earn valor awards posthumously, Navy Corpsman survived battle, awarded for valor:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bronze-Stars-Navy-Cross-Awarded-for-Bravery-in-Afghanistan-283923511.html#

2.) President Obama extends US troop stay in Afghanistan:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/trapped-in-afghanistan-between-obama-and-the-taliban-2/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3d3ccbfaa3-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-3d3ccbfaa3-156379285

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November 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/25/14 Tue. (39 days to go)

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39 days to go, if I have the count right, for US troops in Afghanistan. One thing for sure, with the date to withdraw of 12/31/14 approaching, this will be their last Thanksgiving there, then their last Christmas there.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) While US troops are in Afghanistan on their final days there, Bato a kot remains a terrorist haven. Link:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Airstrikes-Kill-18-in-Afghanistan-20141118-0039.html

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November 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/24/14 Mon. 40 days to go

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40 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagle resigned today. Some reports say Hagel was fired.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Sec. Hagel resigns:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/24/inside-the-hagel-meltdown.html

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November 24, 2014 at 11:19 pm