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TLAM Math

Post Views: 6,862 Last night, as a response to Syria’s Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own civilian population, the United States of America hammered the launching airfield with a massive volley of Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM)s. This was, in the words of the US government, a “proportional” response. Here is a bit of TLAM cruise-missile math for you. Each TLAM costs $1,600,000USD. The USA launched 59 from two warships. Let’s ignore the cost of the warships and the crew and the shore infrastructure required to get those two ships to launch position. Let’s focus on the cost of the missiles themselves. 59 x $1,600,000USD == $90,440,000 USD. Price of a plane ticket from Damascus to Seattle for 1 adult, economy class, $630 USD (Expedia).…

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