Old 10th June 2014, 15:14   #1
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Friendly fire' kills five American service members in Afghanistan.
June 10, 2014

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.

The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi Roghliwanai, the province's police chief.
According to NATO, the troops were conducting a security operation. Such operations have been stepped up ahead of Afghanistan's presidential runoff election, which will take place Saturday.

The service members' unit came in contact with enemy forces. That's when the casualties occurred, a U.S. military official told CNN. "There is the possibility that fratricide may have been involved," he said. The incident is under investigation.

What are we doing?

15 year war?

I thought the plan was to get in kick ass and get out?

After 15 years. Trillions of dollars and 3500+ Deaths and tens of thousands casualties we won't even care for.



100,000 veterans face long waits to see VA doctors
THIS IS SICK AND FUCKING DISGUSTING


Some 100,000 veterans across the country are waiting long periods to see doctors, according to an internal Department of Veterans Affairs audit released Monday.

The VA says it already has contacted 50,000 veterans trying to get them quicker medical care.

A total of 57,436 veterans across the country have waited 90 days to see a doctor and still did not have an appointment as of May 15, the VA said. The agency also found evidence that in the past 10 years, nearly 64,000 veterans who sought VA care were simply never seen by a doctor.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...bson/10224797/





Afghanistan has been a complete and total failure.
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Old 12th June 2014, 01:58   #2
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It doesn't matter if it's not happening during a presidential campaign. The Benghazi ordeal was huge in the media and involved less deaths, but political timing is everything.

As for the VA, it's sad to hear, but it's even sadder when you start to discover that this is no different than non-VA health care facilities...

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