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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/12/14 Fri. (20 days to go)

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20 days to go as US troops wind down their time in Afghanistan on December 31,2014. The link at #1 features photos of US troops winding down the Afghanistan mission. Inks from around the GWOT:

1.) Photos of US troops leaving Afghanistan:

http://www.businessinsider.com/incredible-images-of-the-end-of-afghan-war-2014-12

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December 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

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?) 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?) 8-27-14 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

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?) 8/15/14 Fri. (138 days to go)

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138 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan and they can’t go fast enough.

American troops are still dying in Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Houston, Texas soldier killed in action in Afghanistan:

http://www.click2houston.com/news/houston-paratrooper-dies-in-afghanistan/27457250

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August 15, 2014 at 3:59 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/2/14 Sat. (151 days to go)

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Another month in session for US troops in Afghanistan with 151 days to go until all US troops leave 31 December 2014.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Americans polled say time to leave wars behind:

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/americans-want-to-move-on-from-2-wars-poll-reveals-1.296586