U.S. military is destroying $7 billion worth of war machine

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rjhangover, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. rjhangover

    rjhangover Senior Member

    CNN and the Washington Post reported that the military is destroying $7 billion worth military equipment. I haven't got the whole story yet, but I guess it's because they don't want to pack it up and bring it home when they leave Afghanistan. And this way the military contractors will get another $7 billion worth of contracts. Can't have those $50.00 an hour employees getting laid off. We might have another recession if peace brakes out. Syria? Iran? Who's next?
  2. TAZER-69

    TAZER-69 Listen To Your Heart! Lifetime Supporter

    Yet we furlough the employees who haven't had a raise in over three years.
  3. rjhangover

    rjhangover Senior Member

    Obama is arming the Syrian rebels. You'd think he'd do it with that $7 billion worth of weapons they're destroying in Afghanistan, but Noooooooo!
  4. rjhangover

    rjhangover Senior Member

  5. odonII

    odonII O

    Doesn't there seem something rather vague with this story?

    The Pentagon found it would be too costly to ship the no-longer-needed equipment back to the United States, and most of it can't be given to the Afghan government or an allied nation.

    So the military is destroying most of it and selling it on the Afghan scrap market for a few cents per pound.

    Officials told LondoƱo that the Pentagon "will no longer have use for about 12,300 of its 25,500 MRAPs scattered at bases worldwide.

    Last month, the scrap yard produced and sold 11 million pounds of scrap.

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