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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-20-13-Wed.

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While parts of the USA await a blizzard, US troops still face danger and cold in Afghanistan. Pray for victory for American troops and that US leaders, both military and civilian, will focus on VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH. The US no longer has the funds to carry out a long occupation and nation building. Win and bring the troops home long before the 31 December 2014 deadline for victory. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  American Marines in MARSOC (Special Operation Marines) describe their role in a Philippine rescue of Filipino special operators. Note the award given to the MARSOC Marine: What is this? Some defense contractor award? Read the story for details. Are the contractors moving to the Philippines to drum up business as the Afghanistan Scandal winds down? God bless American troops. Let’s get civilian and military officials in there who have integrity and who are not going to retire and work for a defense contractor. In these times of budget cuts and tight budgets, and the end of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan is it time to disband MARSOC like the Marine Raiders were disbanded at the end of WWII?  It seems to me with the huge budget of the Army compared to the Marines and the Navy budget, the Navy SEALS and Army Rangers and Army Green Berets can handle the Special Operations work now that the wars are over. This would save money and much duplication, and with the Marine Corps shrinking, allow these MARSOC Marines to get back into the fleet and doing what Marines do: TRAIN TO WIN WARS, and when called to war: WIN THE WARS. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/prime/2013/02/PRIME-marine-marsoc-main-021813/

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February 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-4-13-Mon.

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Another work week begins and all the while, US troops remain at war in Afghanistan for yet another week. God bless American troops who are deployed. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Author of best seller, “American Sniper”, and former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle was murdered in Texas. God bless his family at this time of loss. I don’t understand the story as details are still coming in, but initial reports are that the American sniper with the most kills, Kyle, who was highly decorated in his military career, took a former Marine with PTSD onto a gun range with loaded weapons for shooting practice to help him deal with his PTSD? That doesn’t sound right, as I don’t think a highly trained former SEAL like this would give a Marine  dealing with PTSD a loaded weapon. This is about all I know, the details will be coming out in the days ahead. I hope and pray that US troops suffering from PTSD will get the treatment they need and deserve through the VA and Department of Defense for those still on active duty, and there are professionals to deal with their PTSD and get them treatment. LInk:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/03/us-usa-crime-sniper-idUSBRE91202K20130203

2.) PTSD information: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dr. Bridget Cantwell:

http://www.heartstowardhome.com/

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February 4, 2013 at 12:28 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-24-12-Mon.

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Another Christmas Eve at war for U.S. troops, say a prayer for them and for swift victory so they can come home in a matter of weeks, not two more years as the plans now call for them to be there until December 31, 2014. They should come home now if they do not have new generals and a new strategy for a quick victory, and bring our money with them.

I read yesterday that a Navy Seal Commander killed himself in Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT.

1.) Navy SEAL is reported to have killed himself in Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.pressherald.com/news/official-seal-died-of-apparent-suicide_2012-12-24.html

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December 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-10-12-Mon.

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Another work week for Americans begins, but for US troops, another week at war in Afghanistan. Pray for American enlisted troops, and that they will receive new leaders with a new strategy for victory so they can win this war and come home before the deadline of Dec. 31, 2014. Win it now, and bring them home and our money with them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Why were elite Navy Seals with Seal Team 6 sent in to rescue a civilian doctor with Morning Star Development? Why is Morning Star Development? Why did their doctor rank a rescue with Seal Team 6, which suffered the death of yet another member, when our Marines in Gangjal, Afghanistan or our State Department personnel Benghazi, Libya begged and pleaded for a rescue for hours and did not receive back up, air support, or help? How can Gen. Allen order a rescue and yet in the Gangjal Ambush, for which Dakota Meyers was awarded the Medal of Honor, the then commander of Afghanistan, who had plenty of time to order a rescue by Seal Team 6 or other Special Operators, did not? With American restricted rules of engagement, and the throwing out of an entire MARSOC Special Op Marine Unit, how can Gen. Allen say the fight against the Taliban is unwavering? For all the details to date, read story at this link:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/09/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-rescue/index.html

 

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December 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-13-11-Sun.

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God bless our troops who secure our Constitutional freedoms, such as attending the church of my choice this morning. Pray for them as they wind down a victorious Iraq campaign and continue on toward victory in the Afghanistan campaign. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Republican presidential debate last night, rundown. I thought the only one who gave a coherent Afghanistan policy plan that I liked, was John Huntsman who said we should stop nation building there.MSNBC reported in the last few weeks that the US taxpayer is sending $2 billion dollars a week to Afghanistan. A billion is a thousand million. So, we are sending two thousand million dollars weekly!

Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/55497502/ANALYSIS_GOP_searches_for_voice_foreign_policy

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 8-13-11

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Another summer is winding down, some school districts are already back in session soon in the USA, but in Afghanistan it is just another season of battle for U.S troops who labor under restricted rules of engagement. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Questions as to whether last weekend’s Seal mission was necessary:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/mission-unnecessary–20110811

2.) The Johnson County Sun newspaper had in their print edition, the following editorial written on the opinion page of this Kansas newspaper, and it appears online below. This editorial by the Sun’s editorial board questions U.S. actions in Afghanistan, and gives a path to victory. I agree with it and believe it is one of the finest opinion pieces about the Afghanistan war that I have read. I passed it on to my elected officials and President Obama. Read it for yourself below, you may want to send to your elected officials:

“Honoring the Fallen”

From the story:

While we always will support our military troops, we cannot help but criticize the way in which presidents Bush and Obama along with their military advisers have conducted these wars.

The best way our government can honor those who have served and especially those who have given their lives, is to strike the enemy with swift and total vengeance in order to bring the war quickly to an end and our troops home.

They, and this nation, deserve nothing less.

http://prewww.kccommunitynews.com/johnson-county-sun-opinion/28811356/detail.html

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August 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-8-11- Mon.

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Friends and family remember the U.S. troops killed this weekend, when an American helicopter was shot down killing 30 US troops, including 22 Navy Seals. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Friends and family members of the U.S. troops killed in a helicopter shoot down this weekend remember them:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/48103328/Family_friends_remember_fallen_fighters_as_heroes