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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 11/15/14 (49 days to go)

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49 days to go, or close to that, for US troops left in Afghanistan. As the day to leave approaches, retrograde operations continue. Read the story at link #1 for details.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Missouri National Guard troops disassemble US bases in Afghanistan:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/missouri-guard-unit-home-after-taking-down-bases-in-afghanistan/article_46b0149e-2377-5425-8658-5e030f627a9d.html

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November 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/9/4 Tue. (114 days to go)

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114 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations, packing equipment and closing bases as the troops in the story at link #1.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US troops home after retrograde mission in Afghanistan:

http://www.hibbingmn.com/news/local/soldiers-scheduled-to-return/article_1b5e5272-37c7-11e4-be6c-001a4bcf887a.html?mode=jqm

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September 9, 2014 at 12:04 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?) 8/25/14 Mon.(128 days to go)

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128 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, as they engage in retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment so all US troops can leave by the long agreed on date of 31 December 2014.

This story at link #1 describes the duties of US troops engaging in retrograde operations.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Wisconsin troops return to Afghanistan to conduct retrograde operations:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin-troops-return-to-afghanistan-to-close-down-longest-us-war-b99335836z1-272447951.html

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August 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-19-14 Tue. (134 days to go)

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134 days left for US troops in Afghanistan, as they complete retrograde operations in preparation for all US troops to leave that country by 31 December 2014.

Remember our injured troops, and families of the fallen in your prayers.

Remember in your prayers, the family of Sgt. Rob Richards, Marine Sniper, Purple Heart recipient, who was found dead in his home in North Carolina a week ago tomorrow.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) RIP Marine Sgt., Purple Heart Recipient, Rob Richards:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/robert-richards-dead_n_5680092.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/10/14 Sun. (143 days to go)

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Say a prayer for America’s troops still in a dangerous Afghanistan, many, as the soldiers in the story at link #1, engaging in retrograde operations, packing equipment and closing US bases so all Americans can leave this country by 31 December 2013. Keep our troops and veterans in your thoughts and prayers this Sunday. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Wisconsin National Guard troops engage in retrograde operations in a still dangerous Afghanistan, God’s speed to them. Link:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/wisconsin-guard-unit-helping-with-afghanistan-pullout-b99327138z1-270633821.html

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August 11, 2014 at 12:01 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 7-12-14 (172 days to go)

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172 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan and these retrograde operations can’t end soon enough. Perhaps US troops can pack equipment faster, and close bases quicker and leave before the deadline of 31 December 2014.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) “Away to War”:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55491

Written by orangekite1

July 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm