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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-10-12-10-Tue.

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The 10th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. This attack took place before the 9-11-01 attacks on America. Link below at #1 describes what happened and today’s ceremony. Links:

1.) USS Cole bombed 10 years ago today on 10-12-2000; link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/10/ap-cole-attack-anniversary-ceremony-101210/

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October 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-8-28-10-Sat.

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Afghanistan spirals out of control while US troops are constrained by restricted rules of engagement, and in the meantime, as the US troops leave Iraq, it also seems to be on an upward trajectory for violence.

God bless American troops, and may they secure victory soon in all the wars they are in, so they can come home.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Enemy forces wearing American uniforms attack two bases in Eastern Afghanistan. The story states the uniforms can be picked up at local bazaars. I would imagine some come off the supply convoys that are attacked, but don’t know. Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_afghanistan

2.)  President Obama halts prosecution of USS Cole bomber (alleged):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/26/AR2010082606353.html?sid%3DST2010082700364&sub=AR

3.) “Trail of Destruction”-story about heroin, poppy crop, Afghanistan and the export of the drug causing so much trouble around the world. Link:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/the-trail-of-destruction-1.1048309

4.)  For addicted veteran regulation preventing treatment is the enemy:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2010/08/27/for_addicted_veteran_regulation_is_enemy/

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August 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm