Bring equipment home along with troops

July 11, 2013 

The U.S. Army is going to leave $7 billion in equipment in Afghanistan due to the cost of shipping it back to the United States. However, it will cost the American taxpayer $14 billion to replace the equipment. Where is the savings to the American taxpayers? They say the costs are due to rapid redeployment of assets and manpower.

This equipment should be moved back and used to fight the drug cartels along the Mexican border from southern California to Brownsville, Texas, in support of the U.S. Border Patrol, DEA, ICC and all other agencies along the border.

Tell Congress that the military decisions to leave equipment behind is unacceptable. How much of it would get sold to enemies of the U.S. to line someone pockets?

James J. Harrigan


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