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US To Leave Behind More Than $7 Billion In Military Equipment

US To Leave Behind More Than $7 Billion In Military Equipment

By Ernesto Londoño | Published June 19 2013 | E-mail the writer

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Facing a tight withdrawal deadline and tough terrain, the U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds worth of vehicles and other military equipment as it rushes to wind down its role in the Afghanistan war by the end of 2014.

The massive disposal effort, which U.S. military officials call unprecedented, has unfolded largely out of sight amid an ongoing debate inside the Pentagon about what to do with the heaps of equipment that won’t be returning home. Military planners have determined that they will not ship back more than $7 billion worth of equipment — about 20 percent of what the U.S. military has in Afghanistan — because it is no longer needed or would be too costly to ship back home.

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$7 billion = $7,000 million not $70 million

Just saying

I Guess I Screwed That Up!!

Thanks dewalters for the correction...

This is how

they arm Al Queda in Syria without having to say so. They need Al Queda to have arms so they constantly have someone to take us to war with somewhere in the world. Leave them the conventional leftover, then declare war on them somewhere else when a diversion is needed and use the new tech to take them out. Unfortunately we keep sending kids in there as guinea pig operators and some of them come home in a pretty box draped in the flag.

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"A tank a day keeps the law away."...

lol..

Damn...

I might pay for shipping to get a main battle tank, APC, or something.

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$7B

$7B