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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/16/14 Th. (78 days to go)

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78 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. In the meantime, US troops are dealing with wounds of war since 2001, including PTSD. The story at link #1 shows how yoga helps vets and troops with PTSD. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Yoga helps US vets and troops with PTSD:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/10/16/yoga-helps-war-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

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October 16, 2014 at 5:27 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?) 8-27-14 Wed. (126 days to go)

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126 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Gen. Dempsey is in Afghanistan to discuss retrograde operations and the withdrawal date of 31 December 2014 and other issues as described in the story at link #1. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gen. Dempsey in Afghanistan:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/08/25/dempsey-in-afghanistan-for-transition-talks

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?) Sun. 1-12-14 (354 Days to go)

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354 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Retrograde operations continue as US troops pack up equipment, destroy equipment that won’t be brought back, and close bases. It is a still dangerous proposition in a war zone, so keep America’s troops in Afghanistan in your prayers this Sunday as you go to church. And keep them in your prayers throughout the day and throughout this week.

The link at #1 is by a Lt. Col. called, “Closing the Door on Afghanistan.”

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Lt. Col. pens a piece called, “Closing the Door on Afghanistan”:

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20140111/NEWS/140119967/1202/NEWS01?Title=JIM-McGLAUGHN-Closing-the-door-on-Afghanistan#gsc.tab=0

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January 12, 2014 at 11:29 am