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US has limited contact, oversight of Afghan troops and the gear they’ve been given | Military Times
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US has limited contact, oversight of Afghan troops and the gear they’ve been given | Military Times

The Defense Department is still struggling to develop an Afghan military that can sustain itself, despite the U.S. having spent nearly $84 billion on Afghan security over the past 17 years, according to a new report.

The Government Accountability Office has found that U.S. advisers almost never interact at the tactical level with conventional Afghan troops. As a result, there is little to no oversight over how well regular Afghan soldiers maintain U.S.-funded equipment.

Advisers do spend significant time with Afghan special operations forces, such as the Afghan Commandos, but those troops are generally better vetted, trained and remain more loyal to the Afghan government.

Source: US has limited contact, oversight of Afghan troops and the gear they’ve been given | Military Times