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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

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-1-14-Tue. (183 days to go)

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183 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they are set to leave by 31 December 2014.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Finally someone is seriously looking into the Afghanistan Scandal. This time the power plant built in Afghanistan at US taxpayer expense. Sen. McCaskill investigates. Link:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/01/232070/sen-mccaskill-investigates-troubled.html?sp=/99/104/

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July 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-24-14-Th. (251 days to go)

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251 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and it can’t pass fast enough. I would hope today after 3 US civilian doctors were murdered, and other Americans injured after being shot by an Afghan guard who was supposed to be protecting them, President Obama would make an announcement that he is ordering the US State Department to issue a travel ban to Afghanistan by all US civilians. Then, he should encourage US troops to speed up the withdrawal with enhanced retrograde operations to close bases and pack up equipment, and get us out of there before 31 December 2014, and our money with us. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan: Three US doctors murdered by Afghan guard hired to protect them, other Americans reported to be injured: Afghan officer kills 3 U.S. doctors” this LA Times story headline reads:

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-afghan-guard-kills-us-doctors-20140424,0,822039.story#axzz2zpMvx3zo

2.) Report on another civilian death: Diplomat death: murdered in Afghanistan delivering books, reports details poor planning:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-23/news/chi-report-details-poor-planning-that-led-to-river-forest-womans-death-in-afghanistan-20140423_1_state-department-smedinghoff-river-forest

 

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-12-14-Wed. (322 days to go)

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With about 322 days to go in Afghanistan, US troops continue retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment in this still dangerous country. Keep them in your prayers.

As US troops leave, stories come out such as link #1, citing the dangers after all the US military troops leave, to aid agencies, and security concerns for projects. All I could think of as I read the headline was the old saying, “No $*!+ Sherlock!”

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Concerns for security for aid groups after the US military leaves Afghanistan on 31 December 2014:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/troop-departure-weighs-us-aid-afghanistan-22457075

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February 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-31-13-New Year’s Eve

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The last day of December 2013, and another year in the book for US troops in Afghanistan. Now throughout 2014, US troops are engaging in retrograde operations, closing down US bases and packing up what equipment they can. Some pieces of equipment, even MRAPS I have read, are being shredded and sold for scrap. Let’s hope and pray that the US troops can get everything done BEFORE 31 December 2014 and can come home early. US troops need to come home now, and bring our money with them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The top six ways U.S. taxpayer money is being wasted in Afghanistan. With the US retirees having had their COLA cut, I say that the US needs to quit funding and equipping the Afghan army and fund our own military and our retirees, including medically retired US vets. Link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/top-ways-burn-taxpayers-millions-afghanistan/story?id=21378579

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-12-13 Th.

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Twelve years in Afghanistan and the US finds itself enduring scandal after scandal.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The scandals continue in Afghanistan:

http://www.stripes.com/report-us-still-lacks-comprehensive-anti-corruption-strategy-in-afghanistan-1.240556

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September 12, 2013 at 3:14 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/7/13-Sat.

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While American troops are still in Afghanistan this weekend, another war is being planned by President Obama, this time, in Syria. Pray for no more American troops going to war. In the meantime, take a look at the link at #1: Afghanistan nomads in the 1950s. American firm Morrison-Knudson had a huge contract going on during the 1950’s-60’s for development work. This video does not concern this firm, but it shows some Afghan nomads. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) 1950’s: nomads in Afghanistan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX5y3nu75jE

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September 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

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