Afghanistan's (Expensive) Fog of History

Abby Zimet

The cost of keeping one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan is a mind-boggling  $850,000 to $1.4 million a year, said military officials at a budget hearing this week. In a lengthy analysis, suggests that's one of about  4,000 reasons we are glimpsing the long-overdue end game for the war.

 "Eleven years in, if your forces are still burning Korans in a deeply religious Muslim country, it’s way too late and you should go."

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