The cost of employing one soldier is $1 million per year*, in addition to money for equipment, for private contractors and for war-making materials, etc. To this figure we must add the cost of providing medical support for the injured soldiers who return to the U.S. We must oppose this ongoing war as strongly as possible. As Malalai Joya, a former member of the Afghan Parliament says, “A troop surge can only magnify the crime against Afghanistan.” Read her op-ed in The Guardian here.
- By WILPF’s Iraq/Iran/Afghanistan Issue Committee
*source: The New York Times