War is a business of accounting: “blood and treasure” calculations underpin warfare in terms of hard cash damage to economies and societies.
At a minimum cost of $16 million each the MOAB bomb used in the latest attack on ISIS in Afghanistan yielded 36 dead at a cost of over $450,000 per body bag. MOAB attack on Isis was a baffling choice in cold-blooded terms of ....
The previous missile attack on the airbase in Syria, was also a fiduciary blunder, squandering somewhere between $30 million and $100 million to shut down the operation for one day. But this macho BS is just a drop in the bucket in the cost of our War on Terror over the past 16 years: $ 4.79 Trillion and Counting, not to mention the US KIA and Wounded.
Update: Revised body count is now 94 at a bit more than $160,000 per.