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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot 4-19-14-Sat. (256 days to go)

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256 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and it seems each day more and more information about this war, and the one in Iraq is coming out.

God bless American troops as they spend one more Easter in Afghanistan, their last one there.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Former Ranger thinks he may have shot fellow Ranger, and former NFL player, Pat Tillman:

https://nesn.com/2014/04/former-army-ranger-fears-he-shot-fallen-nfl-star-pat-tillman/

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Written by orangekite1

April 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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