Pentagon pauses billions intended for Afghan military

By Tony Bertuca / August 24, 2021 at 3:32 PM
The Defense Department, following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, has halted all plans to spend $3.3 billion to bolster the now collapsed Afghan military, along with about another $3 billion in previously unspent training and equipping funds. The Pentagon in April requested Congress appropriate $3.3 billion in fiscal year 2022 for the training and equipping of the Afghan national security forces. Chris Sherwood, a DOD spokesman, told Inside Defense there is also approximately an additional $2.37 billion in unobligated...

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