US pays $400 per gallon for gas in Afghanistan

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  1. bhramos

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    US pays $400 per gallon for gas in Afghanistan

    Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed the $400 figure to the Congressional Research Service. The number is from the Pentagon.

    Last year, the price of gasoline in the United States topped the $4 per gallon mark.

    This year in Afghanistan, the price has topped $400.

    The stunning revelation emerged Thursday in a report from the Pentagon to House officials. The information conveyed offers new insight into a recent report by the Congressional Research Service, which found that the US spends $1 million per year for each servicemember on the ground in Afghanistan.

    Why so much? The cost includes shipping, which sometimes includes the pricetag of a helicopter flight. Sending fuel by helicopter is woefully inefficient, because it uses up almost as much fuel as it carries.

    US pays $400 per gallon for gas in Afghanistan | Raw Story

    According to the pentagon. And each soldier deployed to afghanistan costs 1 million$ per year. 1000 soldiers cost 1 billion$
     
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    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    No wonder Amerika is going broke...
     
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    well is it rewriting history again.
    even in the past no country could occupy it,
    as seen USSR has been broken in the same, the budget could be the main reason to break-up of US in future.
     
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    This proves that the US needs another transit point other than Karachi port for shipping fuel and other essential supplies.

    Many people have been pointing out that India stands to gain tremendously if it can help bring out a Thaw in relations between Iran and the US and help the US use the overland route from Iran.
     
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    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Soviet expenditures in Afghanistan were minimal. About 100,000 troops with easy land access. We spent about $5 billion a year in todays currency.
     
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    actually closer to $45.00, still steep
     
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    how much of US tax payers is going in write way, do u think?
     
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    it would be good of USA to get of its high horse and engadge Russia and Iran only a US-Iranian-Russian Joint Co-operation would help USA in Afghanistan
     

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