Categories
Uncategorized

‘It may never happen’: The $88 billion gamble on the Afghan army that’s going up in smoke

Technology Manias – EᐯEᖇYTᕼIᑎG YOᑌ ᑎEEᗪ IᑎᗪEEᗪ

The United States spent more than $88 billion to train and equip Afghanistan’s army and police, nearly two-thirds of all of its foreign aid to the country since 2002. So why are they crumbling in the face of the Taliban onslaught? The breathtaking failure to mold a cohesive and independent Afghan fighting force can be traced to years of overly optimistic assessments from U.S. officials that obscured — and in some cases, purposely hid — evidence of deep-rooted corruption, low morale, and even “ghost soldiers and police” who existed merely…

The post ‘It may never happen’: The $88 billion gamble on the Afghan army that’s going up in smoke appeared first on Technology Manias.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *