Friday, January 31, 2014

The Military Task Of Leaving Afghanistan Will Be Massive (And Costly)

The Mammoth Military Task Of Leaving Afghanistan --- BBC

As the UK and the US prepare to withdraw the last remaining troops from Afghanistan, hundreds of bases, thousands of vehicles and tonnes of equipment are being packed up and shipped home, sold off or scrapped. Just how is this done? Dominic Bailey finds out.

Withdrawing international forces from Afghanistan by the end of December 2014 is not just a case of putting troops on aircraft and flying them home.

The mammoth logistical operation to withdraw by land, sea and air is well under way and ongoing, as combat missions continue until the 31 December deadline.

Nato estimates that about 218,000 vehicles and containers of military equipment need to be shipped out of Afghanistan between March 2012 and December 2014. To date, approximately 80,000 vehicles and containers have been moved out of theatre.

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My Comment: Here is an easy prediction .... the cost of leaving Afghanistan will be higher than projected when it is finally completed.

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