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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/26/14 Wed. (38 days to go)

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38 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan and their last Thanksgiving there was to be tomorrow. But, without going to Congress, and without securing funding, President Obama last week extended their presence there! Will Congress go along and fund this extension? Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine Raiders earn valor awards posthumously, Navy Corpsman survived battle, awarded for valor:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bronze-Stars-Navy-Cross-Awarded-for-Bravery-in-Afghanistan-283923511.html#

2.) President Obama extends US troop stay in Afghanistan:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/trapped-in-afghanistan-between-obama-and-the-taliban-2/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3d3ccbfaa3-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-3d3ccbfaa3-156379285

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November 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/21/14 Fri. (43 days to go)

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43 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and the fallout continues. See link #1 for details on book by a US general who says the US lost the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and describes why. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US general describes why the US lost the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan:

http://news.yahoo.com/retired-u-s–general-on-how-to-handle-isis-and-why-we-lost-in-iraq–afghanistan-204654884.html

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November 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-18-14 Tue. (46 days to go)

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46 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and more fallout from military exposure to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan is in the news. See link #1 for more details. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story and photos: Burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan and exposure to toxins by American troops. Link:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/photo-essay-burn-pits-iraq-afghanistan/

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November 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hot Spot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/7/14 Fri. (57 days to go)

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57 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, yet the war on terror does not end, as today, three days after the US election, President Obama announced almost 1,500 US troops will be put on the ground in Iraq. So, as combat ends in Afghanistan, US troops are being sent back to Iraq. Meanwhile, more fallout from the wars, see link #1 for details.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US diplomat under investigation:

http://wtkr.com/2014/11/07/veteran-u-s-diplomat-under-federal-counterintelligence-investigation/

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November 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/23/14 Th. (72 days to go)

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72 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan and fallout from the many years of war since 9/11/01 continues. See link at #1 where a trial is ongoing involving silencers for Navy Seals, where the the term Seals cannot be used. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) the trial continues over silencers for Navy Seals where the term Seals cannot be used. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-a-federal-trial-examining-a-classified-military-deal-dont-mention-the-navy-seals/2014/10/22/425ba28e-5a14-11e4-b812-38518ae74c67_story.html

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October 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/17/14 Fri. (77 days to go)

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77 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, but as this war ends, President Obama sends troops to Africa to fight Ebola. Yesterday he also signed an order for the Reserves, National Guard and Individual Ready Reserve to be called up. In the meantime US vets are committing suicide at the rate reports say, of 22 per day. See link one for the story of a Marine amputee who took his own life.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine who lost his legs in Iraq takes how own life:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164251

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October 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/14/14 Sun. (109 days to go)

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Pray for America’s troops in Afghanistan who have 109 days left there even as the Commander-in-Chief Obama has decided to go to war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. So, keep them in your prayers this Sunday as one war ends and another war starts even before the current one is over. Links from around the GWOT:

1.). U.S. Commander-in-Chief forms war strategy for new war in Iraq and Syria:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/world/middleeast/paths-to-war-then-and-now-haunt-obama.html

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September 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm