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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-23-13-Wed.

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US troops continue on in Afghanistan while the Presidential inauguration went on Monday night, with balls, dancing, eating and drinking, all while they serve voluntarily to protect our country. God bless them.

Watching a DVD from Netflix called “CIA”, disk one and two. I am on disk 2 now, which starts out about the Phoenix program in the Vietnam War. So, thought I would read about it online. I don’t know if there are parallels to today’s war in Afghanistan. I have heard multiple times that what is going on now in Afghanistan is the “Vietnam Plan For Afghanistan” though.

1.) LInk to information about the Phoenix program noted above, from the US war in Vietnam. Link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Program

2. More on Phoenix Operation, “A Retrospective on Counterrorism”:

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol51no2/a-retrospective-on-counterinsurgency-operations.html

3.) General Allen cleared of wrong doing in e-mail scandal. I have a question: doesn’t a general in a war zone need to be leading troops and not e mailing a socialite woman in Florida? Link:

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/22/pentagon-clears-top-general-in-misconduct-inquiry/?hpt=hp_t3

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January 23, 2013 at 12:25 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-212-Thurs.

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Another Thanksgiving at war for US troops in Afghanistan. God bless them, and may they be sent leaders who have a new strategy to secure victory SOON so they can come home in weeks, not two more years! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine Corps Menus from Thanksgiving past, God bless the US Marines:

http://mikefishbaugh.homestead.com/Holidays2.html

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November 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-19-11-Wed.

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Another day at war for U.S. troops. God bless them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Despite massive amounts of foreign aid from U.S. taxpayers, Afghanistan remains one of the most poverty stricken countries on earth. Link:

http://features.rr.com/photo/05sA8eL2U29xT?q=Afghanistan

2.)  British inquest into death of one of their soldiers in Afghanistan. Another verdict of unlawful killing. Now, may the murderer be arrested and held accountable for his actions in this unlawful killing. Link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-15370803

3.) The Vietnam Plan for Afghanistan:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/10/ap-allen-new-op-targets-afghan-haqqani-network-101911/

4.) “Last Men Out” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin is an excellent book I am now reading about the true story of America’s heroic final hours in Vietnam. Tells a lot about the Marine Security Guards (MSG’s) stationed at the US Embassy in Saigon. Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Men-Out-Americas-Vietnam/dp/1439161011