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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal) 12/30/14 Tue. (2 days to go)

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2 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. I consider today and tomorrow, thus the #2. But, even though it was set in stone so to speak for all US troops to be out of Afghanistan by 12/31/14, in fact, this past weekend Operation Enduring Freedom was ended a few days early. The ISAF, NATO and US combat mission and there was a ceremony ending the war in Afghanistan. After years of updating this blog nearly every day, I too will suspend daily updates with the end of US involvement in this war. I will update on occasion if US generals are he,d responsible, or US politicians, for the failed COIN (nation building) strategy which came at such high cost for US taxpayers and came at the ultimate cost for US troops who fell in Afghanistan. May God bless and continue to heal American troops still suffering from their combat injuries, line of duty injuries, traumatic brain injury and those suffering from various war related mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and/or post traumatic stress disorder. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) From about a year ago in Bati Kot, Afghanisatn: February 2014. Link:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/120716/ten-insurgents-killed-bati-kot#.VKMMQ0dOKrU

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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal) 12/29/14 Mon. (3 days left)

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3 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, but the ceremonies to end the combat mission were held over the weekend. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US ends the war in Afghanistan:

http://time.com/3648055/united-states-afghanistan-war-end/

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December 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/20/14 Sat. (12 days to go)

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12 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. The days wind down until 31 December 2014 when the US combat mission in Afghanistan ends. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) 4 Gitmo detainees returned to Afghanistan, 132 remain in the prison this story says. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/20/obama-administration-sends-4-afghans-back-home-from-guantanamo/

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December 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

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?) 12/5/14 Fri. (27 days to go)

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27 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, yet they are still dying in combat on the way out. See the link at #1 for details on a Special Forces Soldier killed in combat recently. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Special Forces soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan:

http://fox59.com/2014/12/04/army-staff-sergeant-from-noblesville-killed-in-afghanistan/

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December 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/30/14 Sun. (34 days to go)

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34 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan if I have my count right.

Attacks are ongoing in Afghanistan: see link #1 for details.

1.) This story states US troops are leaving 12/31/14, I guess they haven’t gotten the memo that President Obama, while focus was on the Ferguson riots, signed an order to extend the mission of US troops there. We will see if Congress funds the extension. This story also explains the attacks in Afghanistan lately, and the murders of a South African family. Link:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/30/south-african-family-killed-taliban-attack-kabul-afghanistan

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November 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/28/14 Fri. (36 days to go)

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36 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. See the story at link #1, the headline pretty much tells it all: so long, good luck. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan: So long, good luck:

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21635066-afghanistan-crisis-ridden-western-powers-withdraw-so-long-good-luck

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November 28, 2014 at 11:13 pm