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Re: $36 Billion in Military Hardware Could be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 08:25:28 PM »
This is pretty much par for the course.  It happened in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and probably every other war we've fought overseas.
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Re: $36 Billion in Military Hardware Could be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 08:33:52 PM »
True enough: This is pretty much par for the course.  It happened in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and probably every other war we've fought overseas.

But Obambi is doing this at a time when we are so short of funds he's shutting down tours of the WH, so why not remove the equipment which would be far cheaper?
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Re: $36 Billion in Military Hardware Could be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 08:40:53 PM »
True enough: This is pretty much par for the course.  It happened in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and probably every other war we've fought overseas.

But Obambi is doing this at a time when we are so short of funds he's shutting down tours of the WH, so why not remove the equipment which would be far cheaper?

If it is similar to what has happened before, most of the equipment is either obsolete, at the end of its service life, or it will cost more to bring back to the US due to its depreciated value/condition.

I'm not saying everything should be left behind, just that some of the stuff likely isn't worth bringing back.
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Re: $36 Billion in Military Hardware Could be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 08:44:33 PM »
This. too, may be the case, I'm not saying everything should be left behind, just that some of the stuff likely isn't worth bringing back. but consider: worth $36 billion..., to remove it cost $5.7 billion.

Kind of a no brainer especially given we cannot even afford to conduct tours of the WH.
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Re: $36 Billion in Military Hardware Could be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 08:27:50 AM »
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But leaving it behind intact could put the equipment in the wrong hands.
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