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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?) 11/19/14 Wed. (45 days to go)

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45 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and evidence of the Afghanistan scandal grows with each new report by an inspector general, it appears. See link #1 for details about waste of US taxpayer money in Afghanistan, and how it seems nobody was held accountable. There needs to be a post war hearing of the top levels of military leadership for the many years in Afghanistan up until the US leaves on Dec. 31, 2014. There needs to be accountability at the top military level and at the political level, as the politicians sent them there and funded this scandal. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) There needs to be top level hearings of top military officers through the years in Afghanistan and accountability for this scandal, and for the politicians who sent them there and funded this scandal. In addition to wasting US taxpayer money, there was a huge cost of US lives, and for those injured, lifetime of pain, suffering, PTSD, TBI, and fallout for years in payments in disability, etc.

Link:

http://www.stripes.com/sopko-faults-leadership-for-abysmal-failure-in-afghanistan-nation-building-1.314825

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-5-14 Sun. (88 days to go)

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88! Days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, but wait…it has been extended at least 10 more years by President Obama last Tues. on Sept. 30, 2014! Is there any hope Congress will not fund this extension?

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Wounded American warrior who lost his legs, an arm, and an eye in Afghanistan is having a custom home built by a charity:

http://abc11.com/society/raleighs-tunnel-to-towers-5k-honors-first-responders-/337566/

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October 5, 2014 at 6:57 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, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-15-14 Mon. (108 days to go)

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108 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, a country where they gave their blood and risked their lives, while US taxpayers gave up our treasure, and apparently will continue to do so after US troops leave 31 December 2014. The US Congress needs to step forward, US taxpayers need to demand it, and STOP the flow of US tax dollars to Afghanistan. The US troops who served and American veterans need this funding, look no further than the VA scandal and crisis. Use the money for US troops and veterans! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US tax dollars wasted in Afghanistan and will continue to be wasted after all US troops leave on 31 December 2014. The US Congress needs to step forward and defund this waste of US tax dollars and redirect the funding to the US military and our veterans, to the VA, etc. Americans need to let their voices be heard! Link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/14/us-on-long-term-track-to-waste-billions-of-dollars/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

2.) More on the waste of US tax dollars in Afghanistan. This must stop! Congress must defund this and redirect the funds to the US military and US veterans, to the VA, etc. Link:

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/09/15/Eyes-ISIS-America-s-104B-Afghanistan-Failing

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-5-14 Fri. (118 days to go)

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118 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, or thereabouts. See the link #1 about all the riches Afghanistan has. Time to bring US troops home, and our money with them. The US can no longer afford to fund the Afghan military, we need to fund our own military and our American veterans.

Remember, a good read for this weekend would be the newly released book about Marines in Afghanistan and the restricted rules of engagement they endured, “LEVEL ZERO HEROES”. I just finished this book and give it my highest recommendation.

Time to have a huge investigation or tribunal after end of this war on 31 December 2014, and hold accountable those politicians and military officers responsible for the losing counterinsurgency theory that led to massive US casualties throughout the 13 or so years of war that we have been in Afghanistan since 2001.

Let’s make sure these officers, and the various losing war plans and strategies are NEVER used in war again! We have already had one Vietnam, why did we use the “Vietnam Plan for Afghanistan?”

In future wars, the US military motto should be: “VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH.”

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan riches. They should use them to pay for their own country and military. Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-27-14 Wed. (126 days to go)

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126 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Gen. Dempsey is in Afghanistan to discuss retrograde operations and the withdrawal date of 31 December 2014 and other issues as described in the story at link #1. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gen. Dempsey in Afghanistan:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/08/25/dempsey-in-afghanistan-for-transition-talks