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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/19/13 Fri. (13 days to go)

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13 days to go as US troops end their involvement in Afghanistan, and fallout from the many years there continues. In the news today are reports and questions about the possible desertion of US Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl and the delay in releasing the investigative report results. Links from around the GWOT:

1.). When will the results from the Bowe Berghdal investigation be released?

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bowe-bergdahl-released/bowe-bergdahl-investigation-concludes-charges-possible-n271931

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December 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/19/14 Wed. (45 days to go)

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45 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and evidence of the Afghanistan scandal grows with each new report by an inspector general, it appears. See link #1 for details about waste of US taxpayer money in Afghanistan, and how it seems nobody was held accountable. There needs to be a post war hearing of the top levels of military leadership for the many years in Afghanistan up until the US leaves on Dec. 31, 2014. There needs to be accountability at the top military level and at the political level, as the politicians sent them there and funded this scandal. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) There needs to be top level hearings of top military officers through the years in Afghanistan and accountability for this scandal, and for the politicians who sent them there and funded this scandal. In addition to wasting US taxpayer money, there was a huge cost of US lives, and for those injured, lifetime of pain, suffering, PTSD, TBI, and fallout for years in payments in disability, etc.

Link:

http://www.stripes.com/sopko-faults-leadership-for-abysmal-failure-in-afghanistan-nation-building-1.314825

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/6/14 Thurs. (58 days to go)

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58 days to go by my count, for US troops in Afghanistan. Now, articles are coming out describing a longer presence, perhaps until 2016. With the US in deep debt, and the US House and Senate both being run now by Republicans, it remains to be seen if the US Congress will fund two more years in Afghanistan, as the US needs this money to pay for care for US veterans, and to buy new US war equipment as the US military is worn down after being at war since 9/11/01.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story describes the chance that US troops may stay in Afghanistan beyond the date set to leave of 12/31/14. Link:

http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/reassessing-the-us-withdrawal-timeline-in-afghanistan-1.1409215

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November 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/31/14 Fri. (Halloween) (64 days to go)

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The last Halloween US troops will spend in Afghanistan, and another month in the books. As the war is analyzed, more of the Afghani$tan $candal is revealed: see link at #1 on how Afghanistan is falling off the rails. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan falling off the rails:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/10/30/afghanistan_us_poppy_taliban_SIGAR_troops_withdrawal_opium_heroine

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October 31, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/21/14 Tue. (74 days to go)

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74 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and as this story states at link #1 poppy crops/cultivation at an all time high. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Poppy crops at an all time high in Afghanistan:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/10/21/this-map-shows-all-the-areas-in-afghanistan-where-poppy-production-rose/

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October 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/18/14 Thurs. (105 days to go)

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105 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. The US is in deep debt, but Afghanistan asks the US for a bailout! They need to use their own mineral riches, and/ or get loans from other countries.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan asks a broke Uncle Sam for a bailout. Sorry Charlie, a day late, a dollar short, Uncle Sam is already broke. They will have to use their own mineral resources and/or get loans elsewhere. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/17/afghanistan-asks-washington-for-537-million-bailout/

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September 18, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/11/14 Th. (112 days to go)

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13th anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks. God bless our troops and military.

Now while the US leaves Afghanistan in 112 days, more wars are brewing, as evidenced by a war speech by the Commander-in-Chief On
Ba a last night. Now it looks like the US is leaving Afghanistan, but going back to Iraq, and into Syria.

Links from around the GWOT:

http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/back_again/12289/