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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7/28/14 Mon. (156 days to go)

156 days left for US troops in Afghanistan. Let’s pray for their safe return.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Unbelievable numbers of guns sold to or given to the government of Afghanistan by the US Government, meaning the US taxpayer. 18 more words


The US has lost tens of thousands of AK-47s in Afghanistan

After more than a decade of weapons supplies, cumulatively worth some $626 million, to Afghan security forces, US inspectors have discovered a problem: the Afghan National Army and Police have more weapons — up to 100,000 more — than they need. 515 more words

Après nous, le déluge

Al Jazeera – 28 Mar 2012

Mission Unaccomplished?

In the wake of the US soldier shooting of civilians in Kandahar, many notable American pundits, nervous of revenge attacks, have called for an accelerated pullout of their troops from Afghanistan. 1,243 more words


MOD Afghan Decision Flow Chart - Engaging Enemy

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) has released a Decision Flow Chart for their soldiers, sergeants, and officers providing explicit guidance on how to determine whether or not to shoot at known or (more likely) suspected enemy positions. 42 more words


Afghan elections: Sex, lies and social media

Al Jazeera – 02 Apr 2014

Tawdry sex scandals and personal attacks make the rounds on social media ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential vote.

US-style sex scandals and exposes of shady dealings have characterised social media coverage of this week’s presidential elections in Afghanistan, the third since the Taliban was ousted from power in 2001. 1,349 more words


Thousands of Weapons in Afghanistan Missing

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal

Many of the 747,000 weapons the U.S. Department of Defense has given to the Afghan National Security Forces have not been properly labeled or accounted for, according to… 362 more words

Politics & Economics

Report: 40% of weapons sent to Afghanistan are unaccounted for

In a response to the report, Michael J. Dumont, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, said a move underway to consolidate records in the two computer systems will identify discrepancies and allow the… 406 more words

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