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originally posted by: chrismarco
After reading the article and seeing what is going on around the world wouldn't the money be better spent just protecting the airports and the borders? As noted in this other airforcetimes article we are spending 4 billion a year on Afghanistan Security (whatever that means) and things have been getting progressively worse for our neighboring countries..
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: Klassified
I have my own interests as well. The rare Earth's in Afghanistan could give the US a hedge against the Chinese monopoly. That means we would actually be able to compete i manufacturing against their subsidized supply, which is why everyone had to move to China to build in the first place. Anyone that wanted those metals had to build there.
Instead of wasting the last eight chasing ghosts in Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria, we should have doubled down in Afghanistan and given the rest of the country the opportunity to enjoy the personal freedoms gained in the Capitol.
plus, opium you know