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  •  cost of each US soldier to double to over 2M (2+ / 0-)

    and we are paying for our troops to protect Afghan opium fields.

    The average cost of each U.S. troop in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon’s budget.

    For the past five years, from fiscal 2008 through 2013, the average troop cost had held steady at roughly $1.3. million. But the Pentagon’s 2014 war budget would dramatically increase that figure. The added cost, argue Defense Department officials, is a reflection of the price of sending troops and equipment back home in the drawdown.

    http://www.defenseone.com/...

    For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan in a coffin to Dover, "God bless the cause for which they died."

    by allenjo on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 05:00:38 AM PST

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