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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?) 12/15/14 Mon. (17 days to go)

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17 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as NATO ends its ISAF mission by December 31, 2014.

As the US combat role ends, the US tax dollars flowing to Afghanistan seems to be on track to continue. time for US troops and US tax money to come home. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) More fallout from the US war in Afghanistan:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a3479896-8057-11e4-872b-00144feabdc0.html#slide0

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December 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?)12/14/14 Sun. (18 days to go)

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18 days to go for the US Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and as I wind down this blog’s daily updates, it gives me time to pause and reflect on the past years of US combat involvement, and before that actions going back even to the British wars in Afghanistan in the 1800’s, and the beheading of British officers in 1842, Conolly and Stoddart.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) British officers beheaded in 1842:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conolly

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December 14, 2014 at 7:40 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, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal 10/19/14 Sun. (75 days to go)

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75 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and American troops are still dying in Afghanistan. RIP soldier, see link #1 for details.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Memorial for fallen US soldier:

http://m.wcvb.com/news/hundreds-gather-to-remember-fallen-whitman-soldier/29224856

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October 19, 2014 at 10:52 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