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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11/23/14 Sun. (41 days to go)

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41 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. At least they are all supposed to be out of there by 12/31/14. But, this week President Obama signed an order secretly, to keep US troops there longer!!! I am still counting on them leaving on the agreed upon date of 12/31/14, and plan to stop the daily posts then! Congress perhaps will defund any extension of US troops there. Read the link at #1 for details on the US packing up to leave Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US troops packing up in Afghanistan:

http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/as-afghan-war-wanes-troops-deploying-for-final-combat-tour-still-have-long-way-to-go-1.315675

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November 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

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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?) Tu. 2/18/14 (316 days to go)

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316 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations. While packing equipment and closing bases, it remains a dangerous country for US troops to be in. On 15 February 2014, a MARSOC Marine, Master Sgt. Aaron Torian was killed in action by what is reported to have been a pressure plate IED. It was reported he lost his legs, and died in surgery after being evacuated from the battlefield. Pray for his family and fellow Marines. RIP Master Sgt. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  US MARSOC Marine Master Sgt. killed in Afghanistan. RIP Master Sgt. Aaron Torian:

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Purple-Heart-Recipient-Stationed-At-Camp-Lejeune-Dies-In-Afghanistan-245911981.html

2.) RIP MARSOC Marine Master Sgt. Aaron Torian:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/302170032/MARSOC-Marine-killed-in-Afghanistan-IED-blast

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-26-13-Mon.

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The work week begins for most Americans this Monday, but in Afghanistan the packing and retrograde of US bases continues so US troops can return home by 31 Dec. 2014. In the process, two more US soldiers were killed. May they RIP. And, prayers should be sent out for the safety of those American troops still in Afghanistan as they complete this retrograde, which is the shut down of US bases by 31 Dec. 2014. As shown with the death of these two soldiers, it is still a dangerous proposition in Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) While American troops are in retrograde mode, Afghanistan remains a dangerous place, as two more Americans were killed there. LInk:

http://enewspf.com/military/45635-dod-identifies-two-army-casualties-august-25-2013.html

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August 26, 2013 at 12:45 am