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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

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-30-14-Wed. (245 days to go)

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245 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and the end of another month in that country leading up to the 31 December 2014 withdrawal of all US troops.

The month ends on a sad note as retrograde operations go on, with US troops busily closing down bases and packing equipment, two US Army soldiers were killed by hostile fire. God bless our troops still in Afghanistan, a still hostile place. May God comfort the families of the fallen and heal those injured. RIP soldiers.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Two US soldiers killed in hostile action in Afghanistan. RIP soldiers:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/fort_drum_sergeant_among_two_army_soldiers_killed_in_afghanistan_report_says.html

2.) Family of hero killed in Afghanistan discuss their brave son:

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140430/NEWS/404300314/-1/SITEMAP

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-26-14-Sat. (249 days to go)

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249 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment, while bad news comes from the British with the crash of their helicopter and the death of five service members.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) British helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, five dead:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/26/us-afghanistan-helicopter-crash-idUSBREA3P07L20140426

Afghanistan Today (The GWOT Hotspot?) 4-15-14-Tue. (260 days to go)

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260 days to go or thereabouts for US troops in Afghanistan.

Another tax day finds US troops still in Afghanistan, but if it’s any comfort, it is their last tax day there as all US troops are set to withdrawal by 31 December 2014. God bless American troops still in Afghanistan and may they complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment and return home before 31 December 2014 if they have it all packed up.

In the meantime, it seems, fallout from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, with various books and movies coming out. I had to question one report of Brad Pitt playing Gen. Stan McChrystal in a movie? Is this a joke or a Duffel Blog story? If he was a winning general, one who won the war in Afghanistan that might be one thing, but pursuing a failed COIN (counter-insurgency, nation building) theory which did not lead to victory, not sure I want to see that movie.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) A blog I ran across which has several posts and links to Afghanistan war stories, Gen. McChryCOINstal, etc. Link:

http://feralfirefighter.blogspot.com

2.) Brad Pitt to play Gen. Stan McChrystal in a movie, at least that is what this report says. Surely this is a joke or a Duffel Blog story?

http://www.eonline.com/news/531976/brad-pitt-to-star-as-general-stanley-mcchrystal-in-afghanistan-war-film-the-operators#thyme_comment

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Tue. 1-21-14 (344 days to go)

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344 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. One more ISAF service member dies in that country, as stated in  the story at link #1 the nationality of this soldier KIA is not released yet. Pray for American troops as they complete retrograde operations closing bases and packing equipment, as shown in this story it is a still dangerous war zone. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Taliban attack on US base in Afghanistan:

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140120/NEWS/301200008/Insurgent-attack-kills-NATO-service-member-Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-3-14-Th. (363 Days Left)

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My count had it at approximately 363 days left for US troops in Afghanistan. The withdrawal date is 31 December 2014. God bless American troops as they complete retrograde operations while still in a danger zone earning combat pay. American troops are still dying in Afghanistan, and others being injured. Pray for their safe return, and that they can complete the retrograde operations, closing US bases and packing up equipment to return to US bases long before the 31 Dec. 2014 deadline.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) An Army First Class behavioral health specialist uses therapy dog for help for US troops in Afghanistan:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/01/hueytown_soldier_takes_to_ruff.html

2.) Retrograde operations are ongoing, but it is still a dangerous war zone in Afghanistan, and combat pay still earned. And, now, another Marine death reported there. RIP Marine:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jan/02/marine-spokane-killed-afghanistan/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-2-13-Mon.

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The year winds down this month, and with 2014, comes the end of America’s long and dangerous “dance” with ISAF. US troops are now in massive retrograde operations to pack up equipment and close bases by 31 December 2014. It is my belief and hope (and prayer) that US troops do not stay one day longer in Afghanistan, and US taxpayers don’t spend another penny funding the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as it is officially called. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Another dispute over fuel in Afghanistan:

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-dispute-us-afghanistan-fuel-20131201,0,2499562.story#axzz2mJa01eqw