The Army National Guard is tripling retention bonuses to counter lagging recruitment and is asking for 2$20 billion to replace equipment destroyed in combat as it struggles under the continuing burden of the Iraq war.
The war has lasted 21 months, call it 635 days. Divide that into 20 billion and you get thirty one million A DAY in destroyed equipment. Over one million dollars an hour. A huge loss and indicative of just how widespread the resistance in Iraq is.