Budget Reduction: $50M for Each Dead Taliban. Duh.

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Simple math, the cost of one dead Taliban, $50 Million…….

Cost of war in Afghanistan will be major factor in troop-reduction talks

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Washington Post, May 30

EXTRACT:

The U.S. military is on track to spend $113 billion on its operations in Afghanistan this fiscal year, and it is seeking $107 billion for the next. To many of the president’s civilian advisers, that price is too high, given a wide federal budget gap that will require further cuts to domestic programs and increased deficit spending.

Rest of article….

Phi Beta Iota: The President and Congress do not control the government.  They have lost control in part because they lost their integrity.  Washington operates on 2% of the relevant information and substitutes ideology for intelligence and corruption for integrity.  Absent a compelling narrative rooted in the transparent truth, we expect no change between now and 2016.

See Also:

Journal: AF BODY COUNT–$50 Million Per Body

Journal: US Government Funding the Taliban…

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