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This list of incidents in Afghanistan released by the US Department of Defense shows a lot of action going on there. Read the last paragraph about the violence in Bati Kot. This is the district where US Marine Special Ops were attacked 3-4-07 and the US Army generals threw the Marines out of the war. Since that time, they were sent to a Marine Court of Inquiry and exonerated of any false charges. But, Bati Kot remains a violent place. Read the last paragraph which mentions the latest violence, this time deadly, in Afghanistan. Links form around the GWOT:

1.)  Department of Defense news, including the last paragraph which mentions deadly violence in Bati Kot, Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=60527

2.) A movie on NFL star Pat Tillman is coming out, about his death as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan:

http://www.aolnews.com/surge-desk/article/telling-the-pat-tillman-story-one-piece-at-a-time/19601226

3.) The Tillman story:

http://sundance.bside.com/2010/films/thetillmanstory_sundance2010

4.) Cash to be screened by U.S., Afghanistan, at Kabul airport to prevent flow out of country, corruption:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/20/AR2010082004049.html?wpisrc=nl_natlalert

5.) Making Afghanistan More Dangerous-opinion piece from NY Times. After reading #4 above about all the cash, I don’t know about $250,000 being carried around Afghanistan by aid workers. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/21/opinion/21Thomas.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

6.) Afghan road crew attacked, amazing story, read it for details:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/21/world/asia/21afghan.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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Written by orangekite1

August 21, 2010 at 4:09 am