it is worn out and not worth thec cost of transport and rehab
new stuff. new jobs
You are probably right on the used hardware in Iraq. My frustrations stem from the Trillions we spent in Iraq (and are still spending) with money borrowed from China who is not our friend. China gets most of their oil from the middle-east. So a win-win for them. And what do we have to show for the sacrifice in blood and treasure? As soon as our troops leave (coming up soon on 0Bama’s calendar) Iran will take over the oil fields. Sometimes I wish Trump was in charge.
IMHO we will be back to battle against our former ally and equipment. In my area and I’m sure others folks are scrambling for scrap to survive and we leave a zillion tons to a natural enemy. Wow what a ride.