The Pentagon reportedly hopes to ship every piece of American equipment in Afghanistan back home within a year — but the price tag could total $3 billion.
Afghanistan's rugged roads and lack of a seaport will complicate returning the roughly 1.5 million pieces of equipment — including trucks, radios, rifles and rucksacks — that have been in the country since the War in Afghanistan started in 2001, reported USA Today.
"We have a lot of stuff there. Inevitably, we overbought," Gordon Adams, a former defense official for the Clinton administration, told the daily newspaper. "We always do when we go to war."
But Adams added that the $3 billion shipping cost is relatively inexpensive considering how many planes, trains, boats and trucks will be used to accomplish the task. Air travel is the most expensive, the report said.