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Most of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

“Other than that, it will be operations as usual,” said Lt. Col. David Simons, spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force.

Col. Simons tells Inside the Ring that some troops will have access to a satellite broadcast of the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the ISAF commander, had no message for the troops, but the general will be serving food at some Afghan outposts.

Bill Gertz can be reached at @BillGertz.

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Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon ( He has been with The Times since 1985.

He is the author of six books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, “The Failure Factory,” on government bureaucracy and national security, was published in September 2008.

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