5.29.2012

No Free eCards in Afghanistan

A myriad of questions that persist following the recent unification of President Obama with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. The agreement marks the transition of responsibility and leadership for the people of Afghanistan for their own security as U.S. draws down to continue with 23,000 troops to leave Afghanistan this summer.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), whose main role is to help the Afghan government in establishing a safe and stable environment, will have the responsibility to support more - but are still available for fighting if necessary .

There is no certainty vis-à-vis the field conditions, the ability of the Afghan security forces, and the extent of U.S. involvement beyond 2014 when the people of Afghanistan are expected to be fully responsible.

What we know for sure that the final settlement of the notion of war is closely associated with the majority of Americans. Many are tired of war because the number of casualties, impede the development, and the suspected corruption of the Afghan government.

At least 1,842 U.S. military personnel killed in Afghanistan since US-led invasion in late 2001.

A Reuters / Ipsos poll on May 4 were found in seventy-seven percent of Americans say they want all U.S. combat troops leave Afghanistan in late 2012. It does not include the trainers and Special Forces. 73 percent said they did not want the United States to establish permanent military bases any in Afghanistan. The poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Management complexity and cost estimates related items of the future impact of spending is a major concern. President Obama will act to properly resource the Afghanistan war. Many of the problems faced before he took office can be avoided with proper management during the Bush administration.

Since the attacks of 9/11, Congress approved a total of $ 1,283 trillion for military operations, base security, reconstruction, foreign aid, embassy costs and veterans' health care for the three operations initiated.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) estimates that operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), including primary Afghanistan and other Global War on Terror minor (GWOT) running up from the Philippines to Djibouti, has received a $ 444 billion ( 35%) to total $ 1,283 trillion.

If not for the transfer of the Iraq war, the costs of reliance on the Reserves and National Guard can be reduced. 82800142000 active duty soldiers stationed in Iraq between May 2003 and January 2005 was deployed to Afghanistan instead. Reserve cost more than active-duty personnel during the war because of the additional costs to pay for full-time rather than part-time salary.

Moreover, the costs associated with contracting with the private military security companies will be less. Private security guards working for Blackwater in Iraq, in 2007, earning up to $ 1,222 a day to more than $ 445,000 a year. Compare with an Army sergeant making $ 140 to $ 190 a day in salary and benefits totaling $ 51,100 to $ 69,350 a year.

But what it is.

It is a documented fact that Operation and Maintenance (O & M) funds to grow faster than the army. O & M is used for transporting troops and their equipment to Afghanistan, military operations, the country providing support to the base, and the repair of war worn equipment.

Operation and Maintenance (O & M) funds almost doubled between FY2004 and FY2008, from $ 42.0 billion to $ 79.1 billion, an increase of $ 37.1 billion.

However, the number of troops is an important factor driving the cost of the war in Afghanistan. The Administration cited $ 1 million per troop per year in Afghanistan to justify the extra $ 30 billion request for FY2010.

Downsizing forces are a major part of the Obama administration's plan to save $ 259 billion over the next five years and $ 487 billion in defense cuts over 10 years.

FY2013 Department of Defense (DOD) budget request includes $ 613.9 billion total budget authority indiscretionary: $ 525.4 billion for the "base budget" that is called (not including operations in Afghanistan and Iraq), and $ 88 , 5 billion for war costs, or "contingency foreign operations" (OCO).

Overall, the demand is less than $ 31800000000 customized for DOD in FY2012, with most reductions were noted by the continued withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Additional funds are needed and getting support from other agencies that will not happen without incident.

The successful transition to Afghanistan requires the cooperation and assistance from various donor countries. No doubt, every country will show their expected benchmark for signs of improvement to request funding from their legislatures.

It is the objective of the upcoming Summit North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that President Obama will host in Chicago from May 20 to 21

Earlier this month, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stressed the importance of Chicago in the peak month for the future of the Alliance and its mission in Afghanistan. He said Peak is one of Chicago's important to Alliance consists of 28 independent member states. The top has three main objectives: Afghanistan, capabilities and partnerships.

There is an aura of optimism among the allegations.

Department of Defense on May 1, when the background briefing on the 1230 Report on Progress toward Security and Stability Section in Afghanistan, in Sr.. State Department official said: "There - we slowly but surely making our one billion euro to the challenge. So we hope to make it. "

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