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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

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/27/14 Th. (37 days to go)

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37 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. The story at link #1 states the US troops are still leaving 12/31/14. I still don’t know if Congress will fund the extension of US troops there that President Obama signed last week. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Attacks in Afghanistan today. Hopefully the last Thanksgiving in Afghanistan for US troops. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/suicide-bomber-targets-british-vehicle-in-afghanistan/2014/11/27/c4f77d36-7606-11e4-a755-e32227229e7b_story.html

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November 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/25/14 Tue. (39 days to go)

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39 days to go, if I have the count right, for US troops in Afghanistan. One thing for sure, with the date to withdraw of 12/31/14 approaching, this will be their last Thanksgiving there, then their last Christmas there.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) While US troops are in Afghanistan on their final days there, Bato a kot remains a terrorist haven. Link:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Airstrikes-Kill-18-in-Afghanistan-20141118-0039.html

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November 25, 2014 at 3:45 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?) 9/27/14-Sat. (96 days to go)

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96 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and meanwhile, the Global War on Terror remains hot, and getting hotter elsewhere.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US Embassy in Yemen reported to be under attack. Link:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/09/23/afghanistans-karzai-takes-one-last-swipe-at-us

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September 27, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/21/14-Sun. (102 days to go)

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102 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers this Sunday.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) A little different perspective on actions of the US military in Afghanistan:

http://truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/26341-afghanistan-survival-skills

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September 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/29/14 Tue. (155 days to go)

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155 long days to go for US troops still there. Retrograde operations continue as all US troops leave by 31 December 2014, from a still dangerous Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, money that should go for US troops, US veterans, and protection of our borders is wasted in Afghanistan.

Those officers responsible should be held accountable from the top down.

Did top officers speak up on the abuse and waste of US tax dollars they were entrusted with? Gen. McKiernan, Gen. McChrystal, Gen. Petraeus, Gen. Allen, Gen. Dunsford, Adm. Mullen, and on and on and on the list goes…oh, not to leave out Gen. Dempsey among others: Did they speak up about the waste and failed COIN nation building costing the US taxpayers dearly when their own troops, and certainly veterans could have used this money? There should be public investigations and they can clarify their record if indeed they did warn of the abuse of US tax dollars and call for stopping the COIN theory of nation building.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Waste of US tax dollars in Afghanistan…not to mention the US lives lost and the many wounded. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/28/war-on-waste-pentagon-auditor-spotlights-us-billions-blown-in-afghanistan/

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July 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm