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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

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 8/9/14 (144 days to go)

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144 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. God bless American troops who are still in Afghanistan, and those who have served there during these last 13 years of war. US Army General Harold Greene was murdered in Afghanistan earlier in the week. In the meantime, 19 year old American soldiers are still dying in that country. God comfort the Gold Star Families of the fallen.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) 19 year old American soldier killed in Afghanistan:

http://abc30.com/news/funeral-service-held-for-visalia-soldier-killed-in-afghanistan/250456/,

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August 9, 2014 at 9:33 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

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan scandal?) Sat. 7/26/14 (158 days to go)

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158 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, another scandal. See link 1.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Family of Lcpl. Buckley, murdered in Afghanistan outraged over killer being tried as juvenile:

Search Google or Bing for this story. Here is one link below.

A question I have:  Where is Gen. Amos, Marine Commandant on this? Also, what will the incoming Commandant, Gen. Dunsford do about this?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/07/25/exclusive-killer-of-marines-tried-and-convicted-in-afghanistan-as-a-juvenile-marine-family-outraged/

 

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July 26, 2014 at 12:36 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Wed. 5-8-13

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American troops remain in Afghanistan, facing danger not only from the enemy outside the wire, but the enemy inside the wire: the Afghan troops they are still training after all these years. I question why US troops are still training Afghans after all these years? Why aren’t the Afghans trained the last 12 years training their own soldiers and police? Bring American troops home NOW and our money with them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Another insider attack, where Afghan forces trained by Americans turn and kill innocent US troops teaching them. In this case, 2 MARSOC, Special Ops Marines are murdered. Link:

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/22174620/new-yorker-among-marines-killed-in-afghanistan

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May 8, 2013 at 2:40 am