You think you’re paying a lot for gas… (and it was $4.29/gallon last time I filled up!)?
Just think what it costs to distribute fuel to our troops in Afghanistan. By air!
While packing barrels of fuel on pallets and air dropping them to remote locations is extraordinarily expensive, in the long run, it just has to be cheaper than having to pay for evacuation and care for casualties of troops that may be wounded in convoy operations. Not to mention the lives saved.
And for you aviation oriented readers, is that a CASA 212 doing the drop?