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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?) 8/22/14-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?) 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?) 4-16-15-Wed. (259 days to go)

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259 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. They can’t get out of there soon enough as far as I am concerned and bring our money with them. In other words, when the US leaves by 31 December 2014, there should be no further US tax dollars sent to Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) After US troops return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, many face addition problems, often from pain medications prescribed for their pain resulting from combat operations:

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/04/15/combat-vets-battle-an-enemy-within-addiction.html?ESRC=eb.nl

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April 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-3-14-Th. (363 Days Left)

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My count had it at approximately 363 days left for US troops in Afghanistan. The withdrawal date is 31 December 2014. God bless American troops as they complete retrograde operations while still in a danger zone earning combat pay. American troops are still dying in Afghanistan, and others being injured. Pray for their safe return, and that they can complete the retrograde operations, closing US bases and packing up equipment to return to US bases long before the 31 Dec. 2014 deadline.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) An Army First Class behavioral health specialist uses therapy dog for help for US troops in Afghanistan:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/01/hueytown_soldier_takes_to_ruff.html

2.) Retrograde operations are ongoing, but it is still a dangerous war zone in Afghanistan, and combat pay still earned. And, now, another Marine death reported there. RIP Marine:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jan/02/marine-spokane-killed-afghanistan/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-23-13-Mon.

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The Afghanistan and Iraq war have seen over 50,000 US troops wounded in action, and over 253,000 suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). God bless America’s troops.

1.) To hell and back, a story which represents many of our troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan:

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_b39ccd35-affa-55ea-afdf-d0d5c839f06d.html

 

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December 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm