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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/22/14 Sat.(42 days to go)

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42 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. During these long years of war, we hears stories such as that at link #1 where a Navy officer with an apparent gambling problem, who was a nuke commander, gets banned from casinos, and yet, gets a written reprimand and REMAINS IN THE NAVY working in Washington it says!!! Read it to believe it. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gambling officer still serves in the US Navy:

http://news.yahoo.com/gambling-nuke-commander-linked-fake-poker-chips-144601230.html

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/12/14 We’d. (52 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan)

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52 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, 3 US Navy sailors are attacked in Turkey. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US Navy sailors attacked in Turkey:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/11/12/in-video-u-s-sailors-attacked-in-istanbul-by-angry-turks/

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November 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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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?) 10/23/14 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?) 9-17-14 Wed. (106 days to go)

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106 days to go and US troops still dying in Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) RIP Sailor:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/09/16/Local-Navy-reserve-killed-in-Afghanistan.html

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September 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-20-14-Sun. (255 days to go)

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255 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they celebrate their last Easter in this land. Retrograde operations continue in this still dangerous country, keep American troops in your thoughts and prayers this Easter.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Description of retrograde operations in Afghanistan, as US troops tear down bases, pack equipment, and ship supplies home. Link:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140416/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-retrograde-operation

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4/9/14-Wed. (266 days to go)

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266 days left as US troops in Afghanistan complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment in Afghanistan by the deadline of 31 December 2014. Keep them in your prayers.

Meanwhile, another on-base shooting, this time at the Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Marine base. See the story at link #1 for details.

1.) Marine guard at Camp Lejeune, NC shoots and kills fellow Marine. Accidental discharge is one thing being investigated. Link:

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9496889