Friday, November 14, 2014

Afghanistan: $420,000,000 in U.S. weapons, “sensitive items” missing

There's a surprise - NOT!!!!  Anybody who has been paying attention knows that when we all ran for the exit door in Iraq, we left materiel and assets behind.  Read current headlines and see what exactly it is we are 'degrading' through our airstrikes, as ISIS uses our left-over weaponry against the citizenry.   Seems the same thing is happening in AFG.

From Jihad Watch:

$420,000,000 in U.S. weapons, “sensitive items” missing in Afghanistan
Robert Spencer
13 November 2014


Will this revelation slow down the flow of money and materiel to the Afghan regime? Don’t be silly. Despite the regime’s corruption, unwillingness to do anything to curb green-on-blue attacks, and inability to stop the Taliban, this won’t even be a speed bump.


“Report: $420M in U.S. Weapons, ‘Sensitive Items’ Go Missing in Afghanistan,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, November 13, 2014:

Nearly $420 million in weapons and other “sensitive items” have gone missing from U.S. Army bases in Afghanistan and are not likely to be recovered due to mismanagement and improper accounting, according to an internal report by the Pentagon’s inspector general obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Some 15,600 pieces of equipment—including “weapons, weapons systems, and sensitive items”—went missing in the past year from Army facilities in Bagram and Kandahar, accounting for around $419.5 million in losses, according to the report, which was issued in late October and marked “for official use only.”

The extent of these losses was only discovered following an internal audit by the Pentagon’s inspector general, who recommended that military leaders institute a series of reforms aimed at increasing transparency and strengthening mechanisms meant to detect such losses....

There is much more here, and the sheer extent of the 'missing' is staggering.

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