On Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:43:02 -0700 (PDT), in alt.war.vietnam
Post by MarcusAurelius
There are only about 50,000 infantry in the U.S. Armed Forces today. Dividing the U.S. Defense budget of 696 billion dollars for fiscal year 2018 by 50,000, the number of infantrymen in the U.S. Armed Forces, I get $ 13,920,000 per infantryman. Our infantrymen are rather expensive!
Since Vietnam, the US has always fought wars by proxy. We have this
national idea that our US service people's lives are more
intrinsically valuable than people of a different nationality. This
is why we're endlessly "training" out proxies.