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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-7-14 Mon. (177 days to go)

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177 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Their last summer in this country is nigh, as they complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment to prepare for all US troops leaving by 31 December 2014.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Good-bye Afghanistan: US troops prepare to leave. Link:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/goodbye-afghanistan-u-s-brigade-prepares-leave-good-n148641

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July 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-5-14- Sat. (179 days to go)

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Another 4th of July has passed, now we are into the homestretch of summer, the last summer for US troops in Afghanistan. 31 December 2014 can’t come soon enough.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Wounds of Afghanistan: John Peck, Marine quadruple amputee. Arm transplant planned, and marriage:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/04/heart-lion-quadruple-amputee-afghanistan-vet-prepares-for-arm-transplant/

 

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July 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-26-14-Th. (188 days to go)

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188 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and things are heating up. Reports have the Taliban attacking Afghan cities, as Afghan forces take the lead in fighting them. US troops are completing retrograde operations in this still dangerous country, packing equipment and closing down bases. God bless American troops as they complete the mission, which is to leave by the deadline of 31 December 2014. Let’s hope and pray that President Obama does not get his way, and the US Congress can stop him from keeping US troops in Afghanistan two more years as he wants to do. Staying until the already determined deadline of 31 December 2014 is long enough!

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Taliban attacks ramp up as fighting season after the poppy harvest gets in full swing:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/fierce-fighting-kills-dozens-south-afghanistan-24297828

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June 26, 2014 at 6:53 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot 6-5-14-Th. (209 days to go)

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The news goes on about the prisoner swap where one American soldier, whose fellow soldiers say is a deserter or worse was traded for five Taliban commanders. Who knows when the truth will be revealed? We will wait and see. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Retrograde operations continue for US troops in Afghanistan and they close bases and pack up equipment until the date to leave, December 31, 2014. This story has more details on equipment to be left behind or destroyed. Link:

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/04/us-military-equipment-in-afghanistan-to-be-sold-scrapped

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-31-14-Sat. (214 days to go)

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The end of another month, and 214 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan until they all leave 31 December 2014. Let’s hope and pray President Obama does not get his way and extend the presence of US troops another two years until 2016.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) As retrograde operations continue, more US equipment is packed up, troops sent home, and bases closed:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/kabuls-bush-bazaar-dwindles-us-troops-withdraw-afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-10-14-Sat. (235 days to go)

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Another weekend at war for US troops who have 235 days left in Afghanistan. Retrograde operations continue, closing US bases and packing equipment in this still dangerous country, so keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Meanwhile, on the homefromt, the VA health system faces charges of falsifying records, wait times to see doctors, and allowing veterans to die waiting. This needs a complete investigation. See the link at #1 for more details.

1.) Kansas Senator Jerry Moran answers questions about the VA. Our returning troops who leave the service and depend on VA medical care need our help, not delays. Link:

http://www.hayspost.com/2014/05/10/senator-moran-addresses-concerns-about-va/

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May 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-2-14-Fri. (243 days to go)

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243 days left for US troops left in Afghanistan, as they began yesterday their last May in that country. Continue to pray for American troops as they complete retrograde operations closing US bases and packing equipment in this still dangerous country.

I have come to realize in the last week, especially after the April announcement of three Easter Weekend suicides, including that of a captain at Ft. Bliss (no names officially revealed in the announcement), that even after the war officially ends for American troops in Afghanistan on 31 December 2014, the lasting effects of the war will be long lasting, with many troops and veterans suffering from mental and physical injuries. May they find peace and stability in the transition from war to peace time as the war ends, and their physical and mental needs be met by the VA for vets, and the DoD by active duty military.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Senator John Walsh (D), an Iraq war vet discusses preventing veteran suicide. Link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/20/john-walsh-veterans-bill_n_5182586.html

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May 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm