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U.S. Spends 288 Million on Ammo for Afghan Police

The U.S. government has spent $288 million on ammunition for the troubled Afghan National Police (ANP), according to a detailed quarterly report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

The United States also has spent more than $366 million on weapons for the ANP and intends to spend another $14.2 million arming the force, according to SIGAR’s report, which highlights a massive amount of waste and abuse in Afghanistan.

A total of $3.4 billion has been spent on equipment and transportation, including weapons, for the ANP, according to the report, which found that “most of these funds were used to purchase weapons and related equipment, vehicles, and communications equipment.”

Taxpayer dollars continue to be wasted on the ANP, SIGAR found.

“SIGAR’s audit of ANP vehicle maintenance,” for instance, “found that the United States spent $6.8 million over 17 months to maintain vehicles that had already been destroyed.”

The United States is set to spend an additional $19.4 million on vehicles for the ANP, according to the report.

SIGAR also found that “a U.S.-funded Afghan Border Police Company headquarters was sitting largely unused,” raising concerns “about the long-term usability and sustainability of an ANP provincial headquarters,” according to the report.

The United States has also provided major funding to pay for ANP salaries.

Read more at Free Beacon

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  • Kent2012

    Why? so they can shoot American troops ?

  • Ross Fortificacion

    yes but they can’t afford to have tours for kids in the White House. They are able to fire up Air Force One and go golfing on the weekends which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each time but no money for the people. King Obama and Michelle (let them eat cake) Obama live the high life with absolutely no regard for the people at all.

  • QUESTION is –“WHY are WE PAYING for these FREEBIES !!”—OH thats right –CRAZY KARZI and his TALIWACKERS are MU-SLIMES–and we must SUPPORT the SLIME BAGS –says the HEAD SLIME BAG in our –OUR WHITE HOUSE—-ALMOST A FREEKING BILLION and the trash here can’t FUND the tours for OUR PEOPLE and school kids to –OUR—got that there MR and MRS OBAMANATION OUR WHITE HOUSE—OH and ANOTHER THING—WONDER what YOU TRASH would do IF WE GROUNDED YOUR VACATIONS—NIG*ER RICH GHETTO TRASH is WHAT my REAL AMERICAN BLACK FRIENDS SAY ABOUT THE TRASH !!
    NOW EVERYONE send this to your REPS in CONGRESS—SEND the CRAZY KARZI a BILL–they have the RESOURCES–GOLD.PLATINUM and OTHER metals—MAKE them PAY –same thing SHOULD have been done in IRAQ~

  • We CAN’T GET ANY Ammo because the MFG Companies are Contracted to produce for the Government 1st… WE COME 2nd… Figures… READ BETWEEN THE LINES PEOPLE… the DHS has 5 rounds of AMMO for EVERY AMERICAN… WHY???

    • Craig

      You know why…. 🙁

  • I wonder if anyone else has really looked at this picture of the “cahtridges” like I have. If you have and see the little itty bitty problem with this group of “cahtridges” then you will ascertain as I have that these here “cahtridges” are worthless. Government Buyers on this one must be Obama political appointees and what a big HAHAHAHAHAHA on them.

  • David

    Wonder how much of that ammo will be fired at our troops and number killed by obama?

  • DHS can’t supply ammo to our border patrol, but they can give ammo to Afghanistan? We’ve got to get treason charges brought up on this regime.

    • Craig

      Agreed!

  • Time for term limits, no retirement and the same insurance for them as for us peon’s. This has to stop or they will be the masters of the plantation of all races and colors. They have to go.

  • HongryHawg

    To be fired back at us in the future. Who’s in charge here?

  • Craig

    Can’t we initiate impeachment?