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I suppose if the only choices are let Afghanistan have it or destroy it, destroy it. I can't believe tho that we don't have better options.
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$36 Billion of Military Hardware Could Be Destroyed in Afghan Pullout
Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013 11:21 AM
By Todd Beamon
The Obama White House is cutting $65 billion in the sequester, but it could easily leave or torch 750,000 pieces of major military hardware — worth $36 billion — in Afghanistan after U.S. troops pull out by the end of next year.

Here are the options, according to Face the Facts USA of the George Washington University: Leave the equipment — or destroy it — in Afghanistan; move it to other U.S. military outposts; or transfer it to another U.S. agency or to another country.

The estimated cost for the latter two options: $5.7 billion.

The equipment includes trucks, aircraft, and armored vehicles — most of which are controlled by the Army.

Because the Afghanistan terrain is mountainous and landlocked, transport would be difficult. But leaving it behind intact could put the equipment in the wrong hands.

So, is it best to torch $36 billion in U.S. military assets?

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>The estimated cost for the latter two options: $5.7 billion.

So what's wrong with this picture? Is this a case of not my budget again?
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Why can't we let the defense dept. sell the arms to homeland security for peanuts then let dhs ship it back here at inflated shipping costs to be used to keep us in line?
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How can they not get the aircraft out? Errr, they are air worthy are they not?
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>The estimated cost for the latter two options: $5.7 billion.

So what's wrong with this picture? Is this a case of not my budget again?
My assumption was that if you can't replace it for 5.7 billion, maybe you would want to keep it.
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Why can't we let the defense dept. sell the arms to homeland security for peanuts then let dhs ship it back here at inflated shipping costs to be used to keep us in line?
I believe I just saw an article that said DHS had just purchased 2700 light armored vehiicles for domestic use.
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