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I mean like how much in terms of salary+ other benefits such as housing, health care, etc... combined cost for the military along with how large of a part is the salary of the whole costs?

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It's a complicated issue, depending on how costs are calculated and whether, or not, a given soldier is deployed overseas, including to a war zone. The following resources provide fairly detailed insights (in reference to U.S. military personnel):

http://nation.time.com/2012/07/25/cost-of-fielding-a-single-troop-has-nearly-tri

http://www.alternet.org/story/102187/the_stunning_costs_of_keeping_a_soldier's_%

http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2007/RAND_MG598.pdf

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Diplomacy and foreign affairs. How government decision-making takes place. Interactions of the White House, State Dept., Pentagon, Congress and CIA in formulating policy. How governments deal with each other. Area expertise includes Afghanistan, Indochina, Europe, Cuba. Served in Guantanamo. Currently a member of the Diplomatic Readiness Reserve and Standby Response Corps.

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