Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 12/13/2006 - 11:49pm
-The cost of equipping an infantry soldier tripled, from $7000 in 1999 to $24,000 today. Read below the fold...
-The cost of Humvee's went from $32,000 in 2001 to a breathtaking $225,000 each today.
-The cost of training, feeding and housing Army recruits went from $75,000 per soldier in 2001 to $120,000 today. (The Army uses private contractors, largely Halliburton's Kellogg, Root & Brown, to provide most non-training services, such as food service and base maintenance.)