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The Cost of Exiting a War

by Brianna Panzica, Wealth Wire:

An inability to avoid the sequester has called the government to think long and hard about how to reduce spending in a number of areas.

One of these is defense spending. Of course, wars are expensive to get into, but leaving a war-scene certainly isn’t cheap either…

According to the Raw Story, the cost to leave Afghanistan—moving equipment and vehicles and taking down bases—will run at around $6 billion.

The U.S. is determined to pack up and remove all evidence of the war, in direct contrast to the Soviets, who left behind ghosts of their invasions in the form of old weapons and vehicles, as the Raw Story indicates.

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