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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

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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?) 9/9/4 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?) 8/22/14-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?) 7-17-14-Th. (167 days to go)

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167 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan.

Is anybody listening the the continuing scandals going on in Afghanistan?

1.) More Afghanistan scandals. Is anybody listening? US tax dollars wasted. Not to mention all the US troops killed and maimed. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fire-prone-buildings-to-be-left-at-afghan-bases-watchdog-for-reconstruction-warns/2014/07/16/ba8659b4-0d2c-11e4-8341-b8072b1e7348_story.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-12-13-Tue.

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The retrograde operations continue in a dangerous Afghanistan and the US troops remain in peril. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Is the US taxpayer funding Afghan terrorists killing and wounding US troops? Link:

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/us-money-funding-terror-afghanistan-20857488

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November 12, 2013 at 3:35 am