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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-16-11-Wed.

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U.S. troops face another winter in Afghanistan. God bless them and please pray for them. Pray for victory and that they can come home.

1.) U.S. Marines will be going to Australia: 2,500 total when base is built up:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/11/ap-up-to-2500-marines-could-be-based-in-australia-111611/

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November 16, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Afghanistan Today: The GWOT Hotspot: Mon. 12-21-09

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The work that today’s American troops do on the ground is incredible.

What is needed in addition to our enlisted men and women on the ground, is a CULTURE OF VICTORY and leaders who also lead from the front. This would help in the way forward toward a win in this war finally, and victory so our troops can come home and receive the AFGHANISTAN VICTORY MEDAL they have earned.

An IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL needs to be awarded to those troops who also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Links below to various stories around the GWOT:

1.) Story of missing dog…the rest of the story….Link:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6963548.ece

2.) While U.S. troops are being sent to land-locked Afghanistan, another terrorist state emerges in Somalia:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article6963512.ece

3.) German soldiers drink too much to fight Taliban in Afghanistan:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526835,00.html

4.) Marine Corps Base Quantico: Closed due to snow. The base in Virginia received over a foot of snow. Could be good training for the officers, to go out in the snow and get used to living in a tent with no heat, such as their forward based enlisted Marines in Afghanistan. There should be a Quantico-Forward where the training is focused on a CULTURE OF VICTORY so this war can be won in Afghanistan and the troops can all come home. Link:

http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcbquantico/Pages/IntensesnowfallclosesMCBQuantico.aspx

5.) Marines protect thousands in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck:

http://www.marines.mil/unit/iimef/2ndmeb/Pages/MarinesprotectthousandsaboardCampLeatherneck.aspx

6.) Army Brig. Gen. John W. Nicholson and his need to apologize for the false accusations he made against the MarSOC Marines:

http://moaablogs.org/inside/2009/09/to-wong-foo-thanks-for-everything-john-w-nicholson-jr/

7.) There will no nowhere to run from the new world government:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/janetdaley/6845967/Therell-be-nowhere-to-run-from-the-new-world-government.html

8.) Michael Yon report on Afghanistan; much history, Soviet information:

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/myon/2009/12/13/arghandab-and-the-battle-for-kandahar/

9.) Fuel convoy into Afghanistan-Soviet era; looks similar to what happens to fuel headed for US troops today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IdPJ27gQ5o&feature=related

10.) The Russian Factor: US supplies and troops, possibility of going non-stop from Chicago to Afghanistan with help from Russia. Link:

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/12/airforce_airbridgeside_121909/

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December 21, 2009 at 1:37 am

Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hotspot-11/24/09-Tue.

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At a war council meeting last night, Pres. Obama is supposed to be making his final plans on how many troops to send to Afghanitan, or if he is going to use more bombs and less troops. The later is my estimaton of what can and should be done. Stories from around  the GWOT. Links:

1.) Good story on attacks at Ft. Hood. Hearngs in the US Senate:

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.4842/pub_detail.asp

2.) Not everyone sold on troops being policemen in a battle zone:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/11/marine_cops_112309w/

3.) New MarSOC commander:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/11/marine_marsoc_112009w/

4.) Catch and release policy, which resulted in US troop deaths apparently, is now in effect in Afghanistan:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-afghan-taliban23-2009nov23,0,2892908.story?page=1

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November 24, 2009 at 2:00 am

Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hotspot-Nov. 23, 2009-Mon.

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The war in Afghanistan drags on, while U.S. troops in Iraq are closing up shop or so it seems.  Military Channel was showing last night a story on the Battle of Iwo Jima and the brave US Marines who led the charge.The U.S. must get serious about winning the war in Afghanistan, and then get out!

Links from around the Global War on Terrorism, the GWOT:

1.)  Canadian troops are led by a general who believes the war in Afghanistan can be won by handshakes and smiles, and without guns. I don’t think so, but here is their story:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091122/national/afghan_cda_coin_2

2.) Meanwhile, British soldier in Afghanistan  is hit by sniper and lives; see photo of scars! Link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230024/Brave-British-soldier-tells-brush-death-shot-patrol-Afghanistan.html?ITO=1490

3.) Australian defense forces deny printed reports that their troops get hooked on drugs in Afghanitan and come back addicted:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0911/S00728.htm

4.)  More reports of troops becoming drug addicted in Afghanistan:

http://blog.taragana.com/health/2009/11/22/oz-troops-battling-cocaine-addiction-in-afghanistan-iraq-16143/

5.) $53 billion down the Iraq reconstruction rat-hole. We don’t have money, this is China’s money. Can the US afford to spend China’s money in Afghanitan? Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/world/middleeast/21reconstruct.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

6.) Hero paratrooper mourned; died in Afghanistan trying to save supplies, fellow soldier:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/11/21/hero_paratrooper_mourned_remembered_in_plymouth

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7.) More nation building in Afghanistan; will it ever end? How much will this cost? Link:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/091120/afghanistan-agriculture-national-guard

8. Gracie greets her soldier! Great link of dog welcoming home her soldier! Link:

http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/17/happiest-dog-ever-welcomes-home-soldier-dad/?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl2|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pawnation.com%2F2009%2F11%2F17%2Fhappiest-dog-ever-welcomes-home-soldier-dad%2F

9.) Marines reflect on duty, death in Afghanistan:

http://www.scpr.org/news/2009/11/20/marines-reflect-on-duty-death-in-afghanistan/

10.) Military generals cashing in after retirement; good enough to read again and contact your reps:

http://www.usatoday.com/NEWS/usaedition/2009-11-18-1Amentors18_CV_U.htm?csp=34

11.) Game of trade-offs in Afghanistan; various Obama options, check out photo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/world/asia/23military.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y