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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/12/14 Fri. (20 days to go)

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20 days to go as US troops wind down their time in Afghanistan on December 31,2014. The link at #1 features photos of US troops winding down the Afghanistan mission. Inks from around the GWOT:

1.) Photos of US troops leaving Afghanistan:

http://www.businessinsider.com/incredible-images-of-the-end-of-afghan-war-2014-12

Written by orangekite1

December 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-6-14 Sat. (117 days to go)

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117 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they continue with retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment. As Afghanistan has mineral wealth as shown at link #1, time for the US to bring her money home with our troops, to bring our money with us, as they can pay for their own military. The US is in debt and needs to use the money now paying Afghan troops, to take care of our own troops and veterans.

I just finished reading “Level Zero Heroes” about Marine actions and restricted rules in Afghanistan among other things. Please order this book, or go to the store and buy it, or download it to Kindle, etc. This is a story that needs to be told! Let’s put this book on the best seller list!

Links from around the GWOT:

Link:

1.) Afghanistan’s mineral wealth:

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/19031/20140905/afghanistan-sitting-on-goldmine-worth-an-estimated-1-trillion.htm

2.) Be sure to purchase and read, “Level Zero Heroes” about Marines in Afghanistan and the restricted rules of engagement they faced as they fought and bled in Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.levelzeroheroes.com

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?) Sat. 8/9/14 (144 days to go)

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144 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. God bless American troops who are still in Afghanistan, and those who have served there during these last 13 years of war. US Army General Harold Greene was murdered in Afghanistan earlier in the week. In the meantime, 19 year old American soldiers are still dying in that country. God comfort the Gold Star Families of the fallen.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) 19 year old American soldier killed in Afghanistan:

http://abc30.com/news/funeral-service-held-for-visalia-soldier-killed-in-afghanistan/250456/,

Written by orangekite1

August 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/8/14 Fri. (145 days to go)

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145 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, when they leave 31 December 2014.

More on the murder of US Gen. Harold Greene in an Afghan insider attack:

1.) More on Gen. Greene’s murder:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/06/murder-major-us-general-raises-questions-insider-attacks/

Written by orangekite1

August 8, 2014 at 5:53 am