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16 Nov, 2009 23:24

How long can US finance war in Afghanistan?

The US administration has made estimates of the future financial cost of war with the Taliban. What will the expense of the counterterrorism operations be to US taxpayers?

And what are the major concerns over politically volatile spending?

With the spiraling economy and the new numbers of the cost of the war many Americans are wondering how long the US can continue funding this war.

Military correspondent David Axe has just recently returned from six-week stay in Afghanistan. This was his second trip to the country; he made the first one two years ago. What is surprising is how little has changed during this period of time, he said.

“In the south, where I was two years ago, it’s the same situation: a lot of active combats, big formations of Taliban, not a lot of development going on,” Axe noted.