What is the return on cost?
What is the return on cost in Afghanistan?
Answer that question for every foreign policy and military venture in which America is engaged. If our government leadership cannot answer the question, it is time to pull the plug: 1) on them, and 2) the activity.
“Did you know, for example, that it costs $850,000 to maintain a single soldier for a year in Afghanistan?
Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale offered that figure Monday at a Senate Budget Committee hearing where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was the main witness. Hale explained that the number included special allowances for being there, the money spent for supporting other coalition forces and even a share for costs of the organization that produces protective devices used to discover improvised explosive devices.”
Via the Washington Post