NOW: Scrapping Billions Worth of Military Equipment in AfghanistanSubmitted by goldenequity on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 13:41
btw... It's never BEEN cheaper to ship!
Baltic Dry Index (shipping costs) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VkD8rb1zLiQ/SgG5p-6_cyI/AAAAAAAAAk...
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.
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.
Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles
The Pentagon has determined that it will no longer have use for about 12,300 of its 25,500 MRAPs scattered at bases worldwide... but the majority of the unwanted vehicles — which cost about $1 million each — will probably be shredded.
So: It COSTS too much to SHIP back... not worth it.
So: HOW was it 'WORTH' it... to ship the Twin Tower scrap all the way to China?