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And In Today’s News, China….

| August 3, 2021 | 6 Comments
And In Today’s News, China….

China’s ambassador is cozying up to the Taliban. Not that it’s some big surprise. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/china/china-taliban-tianjin-afghanistan-intl-hnk/index.html From the article:  During a meeting with Taliban’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads the group’s political committee, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the Taliban as an important military and political force in Afghanistan, and said he expected […]

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China Stirs Another Pot

| July 28, 2021 | 16 Comments
China Stirs Another Pot

China seems to be ramping up something. Remember what I said about China wanting access to or control of Southwest Asia’s rare earth spots? Well, the USGS some time back did a mineralogical analysis and Afghanistan is LOADED with rare earths. And just what are those minerals used for? Look at your phone… your computer, […]

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News On Afghanistan and Our Troop Withdrawal

| July 26, 2021 | 26 Comments
News On Afghanistan and Our Troop Withdrawal

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is proceeding, however slowly it may seem. But the end date for our withdrawal is, as indicated below, August 31. Meantime, embedded in the first linked article is a video by an Indian news group which clearly indicates that the Taliban are becoming more and more bold about […]

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Coins Stolen from Fallen Navy SEAL Grave

| July 13, 2021 | 29 Comments
Coins Stolen from Fallen Navy SEAL Grave

The website kkyr.com reports that coins were taken from a gravesite for U.S. Navy SEAL Adam L. Brown.  They are asking for the coins to be returned. Military Coins Stolen From Arkansas Navy SEAL Grave Site About a couple of months ago I did a story about an underwater memorial to fallen U.S. Navy SEAL […]

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Well, Bye….

| July 5, 2021 | 73 Comments
Well, Bye….

US troops have left Afghanistan. https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/07/fighter-jets-leave-afghanistan-us-departs-bagram/183068/ While we are withdrawing after 20 years of occupying the base we built at Bagram, and the original reason for going there (the 9/11/2001 attacks) have faded from the memories of most people, we will still have a small presence there in Kabul. And yes, al Qaeda are still […]

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AC-130 gunship crew receives medals for saving 88 lives in combat

| June 28, 2021 | 8 Comments
AC-130 gunship crew receives medals for saving 88 lives in combat

The crew of Shadow 71 (pictured) all received medals for their performance over Afghanistan back in September 2019. From Military.com; An Air Force AC-130J Ghostrider gunship crew was awarded multiple medals this week for providing cover and close-air support for special forces personnel during a September 2019 battle in Afghanistan. Five air commandos from the […]

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Sole Surviving Brother

| June 2, 2021 | 5 Comments
Sole Surviving Brother

This post is a few days late but I thought it was worth mentioning. Navy SEAL, Green Beret killed in Afghanistan, leaving Marine brother ‘Sole Survivor’ As Beau came of age he would again follow his brothers — this time into the military, into the world of combat, into Afghanistan. But Jeremy and then Ben […]

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Regarding Returning Vets

| May 6, 2021 | 11 Comments
Regarding Returning Vets

How is the VA health care system going to handle a post-pandemic load of new patients after this one is over? And if many employees are nearing retirement, how is that going to be addressed? This article takes a look at the impending problem, but mostly just asks questions without answering them. Please note that […]

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