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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Fri. Oct. 24, 2014 (71 days to go)

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71 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. But, in the meantime, terrorist attacks took place in the US and Canada.

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October 24, 2014 at 7:02 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, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) (104 days to go) 9-19-14-Fri.

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104 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they spend another fall weekend in this dangerous country. At least it is their last fall in Afghanistan.

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September 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/11/14 Th. (112 days to go)

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13th anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks. God bless our troops and military.

Now while the US leaves Afghanistan in 112 days, more wars are brewing, as evidenced by a war speech by the Commander-in-Chief On
Ba a last night. Now it looks like the US is leaving Afghanistan, but going back to Iraq, and into Syria.

Links from around the GWOT:

http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/back_again/12289/

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 9/7/14 (116 days to go)

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Pray for American troops in Afghanistan this Sunday as they complete retrograde operations and leave that country by 31 December 2014. In an incident this last week, a plane leaving Afghanistan, carrying out Americans and apparently some Canadians as reported in the press, made a forced landing in Iran. As the story at link #1 indicates, and as reported on major TV news outlets, the plane was allowed to leave Iran with its passengers. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Plane leaving Afghanistan is forced to make landing in Iran. The plane and its passengers was later allowed to leave. Link:

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29855:chartered-commercial-jet-carrying-americans-makes-unplanned-landing-in-iran&catid=4:iran-general&Itemid=109

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

Afghanistan Today: A GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/22/14-Fri. (131 days to go)

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With 131 days to go for US troops in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and until the stoppage or slowdown in daily posts on this blog, and with all the global terror going on outside of Afghanistan, I decided to make a somewhat subtle, but I think necessary, change to the title of this blog. The change appears beginning with today’s title, and unless I forget and accidentally post it as I did in the past out of habit, the change will be to “A GWOT Hotspot” from “The GWOT Hotspot”. Right now, it even seems the switch is back on to Iraq, with Commander-in-Chief, President Obama, sending troops there on the ground, and also by air with air strikes. Some days 31 December 2014 seems a long way off, but it can’t come soon enough for US troops in this still dangerous country, who face death and injury while completing retrograde operations, closing bases and packing up US equipment.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Back to Iraq, or meanwhile in Iraq: no name given, or in store for current Iraq operations. Link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/22/a-war-by-any-other-name-us-military-action-in-iraq/