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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Th. 12/11/14 (21 days to go)

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21 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and as of Monday as the story at link #1 states, their combat mission has ended.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) As of Monday, US combat mission in Afghanistan ends. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-deteriorating-afghanistan-needs-a-revised-timetable-on-troops/2014/12/10/25eb0d96-7fd1-11e4-81fd-8c4814dfa9d7_story.html

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December 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/6/14 Thurs. (58 days to go)

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58 days to go by my count, for US troops in Afghanistan. Now, articles are coming out describing a longer presence, perhaps until 2016. With the US in deep debt, and the US House and Senate both being run now by Republicans, it remains to be seen if the US Congress will fund two more years in Afghanistan, as the US needs this money to pay for care for US veterans, and to buy new US war equipment as the US military is worn down after being at war since 9/11/01.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story describes the chance that US troops may stay in Afghanistan beyond the date set to leave of 12/31/14. Link:

http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/reassessing-the-us-withdrawal-timeline-in-afghanistan-1.1409215

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November 6, 2014 at 7:23 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?) 9-5-14 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?) 8/22/14-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/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/12/14 Tue. (141 days to go)

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141 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Commander-in-Chief, President Obama is sending US troops back to Iraq.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) President Obama sends more US troops to Iraq:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/12/world/meast/iraq-crisis/index.html

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August 12, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/7/14 Th. (146 days to go)

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146 days to go until 31 Dec. 2014 when all US troops leave Afghanistan.

Unfortunately,another US soldier, this time a general, was murdered in an Afghanistan insider attack.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Diana West describes the situation in Afghanistan. Link:

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August 7, 2014 at 11:31 am