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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-27-12-Mon.

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Two more Americans were killed by an Afghan soldier or soldiers today. Please remember our troops in your prayers. Contact your elected officials: CNN reported two Friday’s ago that the cost for current operations, which does not include the lifetime care of injured, etc. is $2 billion dollars. That is two thousand million dollars! The cost in blood and treasure is too much. God bless American troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) British Royal Marines train for Afghanistan, they previously served in deadly Sangin. Like the American Marines they are now being told to, out of cultural sensitivity to the Afghans, stop farting and cussing. Link:

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Taunton-based-Marines-prepare-new-Afghanistan/story-16770318-detail/story.html

2.) American troops killed by Afghan forces. Meanwhile, the Taliban killed their fellow Afghans, they beheaded 17. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/world/asia/attacks-on-soldiers-and-civilians-leave-dozens-dead-in-afghanistan.html

3.) US troops punished for doing what they were ordered: burning enemy communication. This needs to be overturned, and only officers in charge punished, for the situation getting out, and not explaining that they were burning as ordered, enemy communication. The Koran was already defaced with their writing in it for enemy communications. Link:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0827/US-soldiers-punished-over-Quran-Burning-in-Afghanistan

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August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-6-11-Fri.

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The new year starts off with lots of change in the military. Yesterday President Obama gave a short speech about downsizing the military, followed by a press conference with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Martin Dempsey.  God bless our troops and may they return home in victory from Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story about yesterday’s speech on defense by President Obama, which was followed up by a press conference by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army General Martin Dempsey. The subject was the downsizing of the US military and financial constraints on our military.

http://www.rr.com/politics/topic/article/rr/55255090/59031170/Obama_unveiling_strategy_for_slimmed-down_military

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January 6, 2012 at 3:28 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-5-12-Thurs.

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The war drags on in Afghanistan. God bless American troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Last Haditha defendant stands trial:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/01/ap-marine-frank-wuterich-last-hadithah-defendant-stand-trial-010412/

2.) Pilot alleged to have killed 3, then himself, including fellow pilot and sister:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/01/navy-shooting-coronado-murder-suicide-pilots-010412w/

3.) Removing gear from Afghanistan proves difficult:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/01/ap-afghanistan-removing-gear-proves-difficult-010312/

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January 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-3-12-Tue.

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Another week in a new year and US troops remain locked in battle in Afghanistan. May they win this war and come home in victory soon. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The GWOT includes attacks on US soil, even before 9-11-01 there were attacks on the World Trade Center in the early 1990’s, then the attack on US Embassy property in the late 1990’s, continuing through today. This Congressional report lists threats and arrests made and details information about homegrown terrorists. Link:

http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Investigative_Report_Homegrown_Terrorism_Military.pdf

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Wed. 12-28-11

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Another holiday season past us, another new year dawning. For U.S. troops in Afghanistan, it’s another day, another year at war. God bless American troops and may they secure victory soon and return home. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine General Mattis, head of Central Command offers guidelines on operations on Pakistan border. Again, the story refers to Pakistan’s lawless border area. If the area is “lawless” then it is not under the control of Pakistan. Why is it “lawless”? Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-general-orders-commanders-to-improve-coordination-with-pakistan-correct-maps-of-border/2011/12/27/gIQA2LWwKP_story.html

2.) No welcome home parade planned for US troops this story says. I again wrote my elected officials and Pres. Obama and asked for not only a parade for Iraq war vets who served honorably, but also an IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL with motto: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/27/as-iraq-war-ends-no-parad_n_1171414.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D123364

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-19-11-Mon.

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Another week at war in Afghanistan while Americans head back to work in the countdown before Christmas. Shopping, eating, drinking hot coffee, our freedoms are secured by our troops serving abroad in Afghanistan and around the world. Merry Christmas to our troops! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) No way out! The US is depending upon the northern transit route to get supplies into Afghanistan for American troops. The various countries have signed on to let the supplies go into Afghanistan, but there is no provision for them to transit out! Right now, no way out! The State Department is working on it though. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/12/ap-us-shifts-to-central-asia-for-supply-routes-121911/

2.) Another excellent post by Gold Star Marine Father John Bernard, himself a retired Marine. There are talks going on with the Taliban, read his comments here and pass it on. This thought-provoking article needs widespread distribution. Link:

http://letthemfight.blogspot.com/2011/12/us-taliban-talks-said-to-be-at-critical.html

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December 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-30-11-Wed.

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The war goes on in Afghanistan, while America’s involvement in Iraq comes to an end soon, at the end of December 2011. There is an end date for the Afghanistan War in 2014.

1.) Iran gets in the picture now, attacks British Embassy in Tehran. Link:

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/30/islamic-republic-bites-back/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5ff817b2cb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN