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Ga. Guard troops home from Afghanistan in time for holidays

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 60 citizen-soldiers in the Georgia National Guard are home from Afghanistan just in time for the holidays.

Troops from the 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Regiment were greeted by cheering spouses, children and parents when they arrived at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah on Thursday – exactly a week before Christmas. 152 more words

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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Please see the Book Club pages for my review on our latest book, ‘And the Mountains echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini.

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The TTP's internal weakness and the Peshawar school attack

People who really understand Pakistan are trying to make some sense of Tuesday’s horrific school attack by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). Ostensibly the attack was meant as… 802 more words

Furriners

U.S. Army sergeant surprises daughter at her elementary school

This video’s been on repeat all afternoon.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jayson Shaw wasn’t expecting to return home from his tour in Afghanistan until spring of next year. 116 more words

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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 12/18/14 Thurs. (14 days to go)

14 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan and the fight against corruption goes on.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Discussion about corruption fight in Afghanistan:

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371597778/fight-against-corruption-in-afghanistan-press-on

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Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

Ashraf Ghani, the newly elected Afghan president, recently made a high profile visit to Pakistan with hopes of opening a new chapter in relations between the two neighboring countries. 883 more words

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