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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Wed. 12/31/14 (this is it, the Afghanistan War combat operations over for US troops)

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Today is the end of the road for US combat operations in Afghanistan? The Final day scheduled for combat operations for American troops is today. 24 hours. One day left, and as it winds down, zero hours left for US combat operations in Afghanistan. NATO ceased operations in Afghanistan too. So, this is it. The war is over. I won’t be updating this blog daily anymore, but will post on occasion.

God bless American troops who served in Afghanistan. RIP fallen Americans.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) NATO ends combat operations in Afghanistan:

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2014/12/nato-job-done-afghanistan-2014123118638445294.html

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December 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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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

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal) 12/28/14 Sun. (4 days to go)

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4 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as today, the US and NATO have a ceremony celebrating not victory, but the end of combat operations in 4 days on 12/31/14. Read the story at link #1 for details. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) NATO and the United States have a ceremony today ending combat operations on 12/31/14:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-nato-mark-end-mission-afghanistan/story?id=27861808

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December 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/27/14 Sat. (5 days to go)

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5 days to go for US combat troops in Afghanistan. President Obama is talking while on vacation in Hawaii about the end of the war in Afghanistan. See link #1 for details.

1.) President Obama discusses the end of the Afghanistan war:

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/228080-obama-notes-end-of-afghan-war-in-christmas-address

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December 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/24/14 Wed. (8 days to go)

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8 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and their last Christmas Eve there today.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Future looks bleak for Afghanistan as US troops leave:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/12/23/a-dark-future-for-afghanistan-grows-more-likely-as-u-s-forces-withdraw/

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December 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/22/14 Mon. (10 days to go)

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Ten days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. As US troops leave, more stories are coming out, such as the one at link #1. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) “Lawrence of Afghanistan”: Story of the downward spiral of a Marine officer in Afghanistan. Link:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/investigative-unit-2014-lawrence-afghanistan/story?id=27764059

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December 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/21/14 Sun. (11 days to go)

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11 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, another death from the French cultural center attack in Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) another death from attack at French cultural center in Afghanistan:

http://www.arabnews.com/world/news/677856

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December 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm