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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/7/14-Pearl Harbor Day-Sun. (25 days to go)

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25 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, or least that was the plan. Now plans are afoot with President Obama signing a secret order extending their stay, and outgoing Defense Secretary Hagel visiting Afghanistan a few days ago and upping the number of troops going to stay there past 12/31/14. Out of a sense of “tribute” I am holding faith to the original date and will stop daily posting 12/31/14. After that date, when US troops were supposed to leave, I might post occasionally with specific breaking news or big news stories concerning US troops in Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Another day, another attack on a US base. This is Press TV I know, but it provides a different perspective on reporting:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/07/389150/militants-attack-us-base-in-afghanistan/

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December 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/2/14 Th. (91 days to go)

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US troops are supposed to have about 91 days left in Afghanistan, but Tuesday reports came out that Pres. Obama signed a deal for 10 more years there to 2024.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan: funding this country:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/opinion/paying-afghanistans-bills.html?_r=0

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October 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-22-14-Mon. (101 days to go in Afghanistan)

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101 days left for US troops in Afghanistan as they face their last fall there, and prepare and pack to pull out by 12-31-14. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Some truth about Afghanistan, new book on Sangin, Afghanistan and 3/5 Marines:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387471/million-steps-marines-interview

2.) More truth about the scandal in Afghanistan:

Sangin, Afghanistan and other villages in Afghanistan falling to resurgent Taliban. Link:

http://blogs.channel4.com/alex-thomsons-view/resurgent-taliban-threaten-exit-strategy-afghanistan/8283

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September 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Afghanistan Today: A GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/22/14-Fri. (131 days to go)

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With 131 days to go for US troops in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and until the stoppage or slowdown in daily posts on this blog, and with all the global terror going on outside of Afghanistan, I decided to make a somewhat subtle, but I think necessary, change to the title of this blog. The change appears beginning with today’s title, and unless I forget and accidentally post it as I did in the past out of habit, the change will be to “A GWOT Hotspot” from “The GWOT Hotspot”. Right now, it even seems the switch is back on to Iraq, with Commander-in-Chief, President Obama, sending troops there on the ground, and also by air with air strikes. Some days 31 December 2014 seems a long way off, but it can’t come soon enough for US troops in this still dangerous country, who face death and injury while completing retrograde operations, closing bases and packing up US equipment.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Back to Iraq, or meanwhile in Iraq: no name given, or in store for current Iraq operations. Link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/22/a-war-by-any-other-name-us-military-action-in-iraq/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-11-14-Mon. (142 days to go)

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142 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. As the days wind down until all US troops leave on 31 December, 2014, more stories come out such as that told in the upcoming book, “LEVEL ZERO HEROES: which describes the real situation MARSOC (Special Operations) Marines faced in Afghanistan. See the story at link #1. Let’s make this book a best seller, I have mine on order! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) MARSOC-Special Operations Marines (soon to be renamed The Raiders as in the WWII Marine Raiders) in Afghanistan: their story. Let’s make this a best seller. I have LEVEL ZERO HEROES on order. Let’s make sure the story of what really was happening in Afghanistan gets out. Please purchase LEVEL ZERO HEROES! Link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/marine-afghanistan-feared-commander-tipped-taliban-book-article-1.1898261

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August 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/6/14 Wed. (147 days to go)

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147 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. I hope retrograde operations can be accomplished before 31 December 2014, and all US troops can leave before that date. Yesterday another insider attack and this time a US general was killed and several other US troops wounded. Links from around the GWOT. Link:

1.) US general murdered in Afghan insider attack. In another insider attack, Afghan police ate deliberately poisoned food, then were shot by a colleague.

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August 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/5/14 Tue.(148 days to go)

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148 days to go. US troops can’t come soon enough!

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) I am so proud of our Marine Food Service Specialists. This story is about Marine food service specialists and their dedication at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan. Way to go!

http://www.imef.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/3963/Article/168698/food-service-marines-offer-homemade-meals-aboard-camp-dwyer-afghanistan.aspx

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August 5, 2014 at 12:38 am