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  1. DarrylS

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    The economic reality of this conflict is becoming more apparent, due to the difficulty in getting fuel to our men on the front line it winds up costing $400 per gallon.. wonder how much our defense contractors are skimming off of the top??

    A new term, the "fully burdened cost of fuel."

    Get out of afghanistan now...

    $400 per gallon gas to drive debate over cost of war in Afghanistan - TheHill.com

     
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    Don't, worry, this problem will eventually get sorted out by its own.

    We won't be able to maintain 950+ bases around the world, and pay for multiple military campaigns, after we inevitably lose the dollar as world reserve currency.
     
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    Nice job at changing the subject... PB justifies this outlandish expenditure in Afghanistan... :rolleyes:
     
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    Ok, um, it's not $400 a gallon for the gas alone. The $400 represents what it cost the military to get that gas from whereever it comes from, to the remote, mountainous area's of afghanistan. The gas has to be stored, flown into Afghanistan, or trucked in from one of the bordering nations where we have a distribution center. This cost would include all transit, and more importantly, all the security needed to reach the isolated bases in the remote regions. That doesn't in any way diminish the exhorbent cost. It simply explains it. It's not as if Mobil is sending the pentagon a bill for $4,000, for a 10 gallon puchase is what I'm trying to say.


    One other note, is it only the fuel that reaches the remote regions that costs $400, or every gallon that's used in Afghanistan entirely? The first 3 paragraphs seem to imply both.


    To me, $400 would seem realistic if we're talking the mountain regions. It doesn't seem realistic if we're talking Kabul, or Kandahar. That's just my opinion of course.
     
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    Not sure it clarified by location, in reality it is a logistical nightmare on every level... no matter how or where, it is very expensive considering they are not driving prius's out there.
     
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    The cost alone makes you wonder if you're better off flashing everyone the finger, and moving on. I don't think that's the direction I'd go in, but it does make you think about it.
     

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