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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (theAfghanistan Scandal?) 12/1/14 Mon. (31 days to go)

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Some count corrections are in order. Today, December 1, 2014 marks the last month US troops are scheduled to be in Afghanistan. All Marines, with the exception of those guarding the US Embassy have left and turned over their mega base, Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans. The British have left nearby Camp Bastion and turned it over to the Afghans. In 31 days, counting today, all US troops are to have left per the drawdown plan determined several years ago. Then, a little over a week ago, while the Ferguson riots were going on, and Sec. of Defense Hagel resigned, President Obama signed a secret order to extend the US military mission there. We will see if the new Congress has a say and funds this extension. With US troops in retrograde mode for months on end, most outposts have closed, and been dismantled and/or turned over to the Afghans, and evenlarger Marine bases like Camp Leatherneck and Camp Swyer, etc.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) More fallout and studies on US military actions in Afghanistan. There is a link within the story to download the entire study, and I did so at no cost, through Kindle and other readers are available. The report is a study on Stryker vehicles in Afghanistan published through Ft. Leavenworth. Link:

Clash of Strykers and Taliban in Afghanistan:

View story at Medium.com

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December 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/29/14 Wed. (66 days to go)

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66 days to go and it was announced all Marines have left Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan.

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October 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal ?) Tue. 10/28/14 (67 days to go)

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67 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. It was reported all Marines have now flown out of Afghanistan and turned Camp Leatherneck over to the Afghans.

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October 27, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal ?) 10/27/14 Mon. (68 days to go)

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68 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. As the time winds down, more bases are closed. See link one for details of British Camp Bastion being closed and turned over to the Afghans, and US Marines turning Camp Leatherneck over to the Afghans.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) British, Americans lower their flags, prepare to leave Afghanistan:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/26/us-afghanistan-troopwithdrawal-idUSKBN0IF06I20141026

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October 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/26/14 Sun. (69 days to go)

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Pray for American troops as their days in Afghanistan are coming to an end with 69 days to go.

US Marines handed over their base, Camp Leatherneck, to the Afghans this week, and it was in the news they were all flying, at a time undisclosed to prevent any enemy attack on their flight out.

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October 26, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/13/14 Sat. (110 days to go)

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110 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, new wars are brewing, ISIS in Iraq and Syria,nod other global hotspots.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) It’s been 2 years since the attack on Camp Bastion, read for details. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/09/12/one-taliban-insurgent-survived-the-attack-on-afghanistans-camp-bastion-will-he-get-the-death-penalty/

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September 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-27-14-Th. (307 days to go)

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307 days left in Afghanistan for US troops as another month winds down, and the days inch forward until 31 December 2014 when all US troops will be gone from that still dangerous country.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan become US citizens:

http://www.imef.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/3963/Article/159562/marines-become-us-citizens-while-serving-in-afghanistan.aspx

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February 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm