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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/17/14 Mon. (47 days to go)

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47 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Good things Marines are now out of there, as they have other things to do, see link #1 for details. Marines want to see if Marines have an unconscious sex bias. We will see if this goes both ways, woman Marine bias against male marines and vice versa. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Sounds like Marines are going to join the ranks of thought police! Then look at link #2 where Marines are lacking money and not ready to fight! Huh?! Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/careers/marine-corps/2014/11/14/marines-women-combat-training-integration/18963019/

2.) Many Marines not ready to fight, lack resources. See link #1 and how does this jive?! Link:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/15/us/marine-corps-readiness/

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November 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/10/14 Mon. (54 days to go)

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54 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. Marines, whose 239th birthday is today have already left. As the war in Afghanistan winds down, more fallout on the home front, see link #1 for details.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) former Navy Seal sues his lawyers over advice given when writing his book on the Bin Laden Raid:

http://archive.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050070

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November 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal) 10/7/14 Tue. (86 days to go)

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86 days to go as America still ends combat in Afghanistan 12/31/14.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Winding down Afghan mission:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/144462/final-gdp-isaf-rotation-redeploys-following-successful-partnership-with-georgian-armed-forces#.VDPsMGK9KSM

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October 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-6-14 Sat. (117 days to go)

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117 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they continue with retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment. As Afghanistan has mineral wealth as shown at link #1, time for the US to bring her money home with our troops, to bring our money with us, as they can pay for their own military. The US is in debt and needs to use the money now paying Afghan troops, to take care of our own troops and veterans.

I just finished reading “Level Zero Heroes” about Marine actions and restricted rules in Afghanistan among other things. Please order this book, or go to the store and buy it, or download it to Kindle, etc. This is a story that needs to be told! Let’s put this book on the best seller list!

Links from around the GWOT:

Link:

1.) Afghanistan’s mineral wealth:

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/19031/20140905/afghanistan-sitting-on-goldmine-worth-an-estimated-1-trillion.htm

2.) Be sure to purchase and read, “Level Zero Heroes” about Marines in Afghanistan and the restricted rules of engagement they faced as they fought and bled in Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.levelzeroheroes.com

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, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/29/14 Tue. (155 days to go)

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155 long days to go for US troops still there. Retrograde operations continue as all US troops leave by 31 December 2014, from a still dangerous Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, money that should go for US troops, US veterans, and protection of our borders is wasted in Afghanistan.

Those officers responsible should be held accountable from the top down.

Did top officers speak up on the abuse and waste of US tax dollars they were entrusted with? Gen. McKiernan, Gen. McChrystal, Gen. Petraeus, Gen. Allen, Gen. Dunsford, Adm. Mullen, and on and on and on the list goes…oh, not to leave out Gen. Dempsey among others: Did they speak up about the waste and failed COIN nation building costing the US taxpayers dearly when their own troops, and certainly veterans could have used this money? There should be public investigations and they can clarify their record if indeed they did warn of the abuse of US tax dollars and call for stopping the COIN theory of nation building.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Waste of US tax dollars in Afghanistan…not to mention the US lives lost and the many wounded. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/28/war-on-waste-pentagon-auditor-spotlights-us-billions-blown-in-afghanistan/

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July 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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