[Marxism] Price tags in the war on terror
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Tue Nov 24 05:55:53 MST 2009
NY Times, November 15, 2009
High Costs Weigh on Troop Debate for Afghan War
By CHRISTOPHER DREW
While President Obama’s decision about sending more troops to
Afghanistan is primarily a military one, it also has substantial budget
implications that are adding pressure to limit the commitment, senior
administration officials say.
The latest internal government estimates place the cost of adding 40,000
American troops and sharply expanding the Afghan security forces, as
favored by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American and allied
commander in Afghanistan, at $40 billion to $54 billion a year, the
Even if fewer troops are sent, or their mission is modified, the rough
formula used by the White House, of about $1 million per soldier a year,
appears almost constant.
NY Times, November 24, 2009
Deal Ends Legal Fight Over London Police Killing
By JOHN F. BURNS and ALAN COWELL
LONDON — Scotland Yard and the family of a Brazilian electrician shot
dead by police officers who mistook him for a terrorist said Monday that
they had agreed on a compensation deal after more than four years of
wrangling and dispute.
While no amount was specified, a British newspaper, The Daily Mail, said
the sum could be in the region of $165,000.
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