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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?) 8-26-14-Tue. (127 days to go)

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127 days to go for US troops completing retrograde operations in Afghanistan as they close bases and pack equipment in this still dangerous country. Meanwhile, when they come home, they need a functioning VA and programs for veterans. President Obama, Commander-in-Chief addresses this today at the American Legion Convention in North Carolina. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) President Obama addresses the American Legion today:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-pay-penance-veterans-failures-american-legion-convention-article-1.1917035

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August 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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?) 7-8-14-Tue. (176 days to go)

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176 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. Reports today say that 4 NATO troops died today. Some reports say they were from the Czech Republic. Have not heard officially other than 4 NATO troops died.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Discussion of taking private security contracting jobs overseas, especially in war zones, pros and cons. I will be glad when the economy recovers and veterans can go to school on the GI Bill and return to private industry, the power industry, the insurance industry, get into banking, finance, construction, teaching, and many other jobs in the USA instead of going back to a war zone as a contractor. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140708/JOBS07/307080063/Tactical-Veteran-Private-security-contractor-jobs-offer-good-money-risks

 

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-16-14-Mon. (198 days to go)

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198 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. I can only hope the US Congress stops Pres. Obama from keeping them there 2 more years past the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline to leave, perhaps by defunding this extra two years he wants to keep US troops there.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US veterans helping fellow veterans:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2014/0615/How-vets-help-vets-conquer-the-after-war

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June 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-19-14-Mon. (226 days to go)

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226 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, but on the home front, veterans of Afghanistan and other wars face long wait times, and even death at VA hospitals they depend on for care.

An idea I had: Retired generals and admirals should VOLUNTEER and go into VA’s to help straighten them up and help our veterans. I would say they could drop their contractor jobs and live on their retirement and VOLUNTEER with the VA to straighten out the problems, and even hold accountable those involved in criminal actions is making bogus lists and letting US vets die. I would put a call out for these generals and admirals among others to VOLUNTEER to lead the VA into a new era: Gen. Petraeus, Adm. Mullen, Gen. Mattis, Gen. Cartwright, Gen. Sinclair, and many others.

Pray for American troops and veterans.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Army Times calls for the head of the VA to resign:

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140516/NEWS01/305160046/Editorial-Army-Times-says-VA-s-Shinseki-must-step-down

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May 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Nov. 9, 2013-Sat.

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Remember America’s troops as they continue retrograde operations in a dangerous Afghanistan to get the US material and equipment out of that country by 31 Dec. 2014.

Meanwhile, US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffer lung problems, often from exposure to toxins from the burn pits.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffer lung problems, often from exposure to burn pit toxins. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/09/veterans-iraq-afghanistan-battle-lung-trouble-upon-return-home/

 

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November 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm