U.S. Army soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment take up positions while Afghan soldiers search motorists, during a joint U.S.-Afghan military patrol in a village in Arghandab Valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Khaama Press: US and Allies expected to raise $15 billion for Afghan forces in NATO summit
The United States and its allies are expected to raise $15 billion for the Afghan National Defense and Security (ANDSF) in the NATO summit scheduled for next month in Warsaw, it has been reported.
The funds will be raised with an aim to fund ANDSF through 2020 as they face a resurgent Taliban following the full transfer of security responsibilities by the NATO-led coalition forces at the start of last year.
The majority of the funds would be arranged by the United States that would include about $10 billion.
Efforts to raise billions of dollars more for the Afghan forces comes amid concerns regarding the massive waste of the funds in the past 15 years.
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Update #1: U.S. Will Seek Billions More to Support Afghan Military Efforts (Washington Post).
Update #2: US To Give Billions More To Afghanistan With No Strings Attached (Daily Caller)
WNU Editor: Even though billions have been wasted because of corruption and waste .... there will be no new U.S. or NATO demands on the Afghan government to be held more accountable for this money. In short .... the Afghans are going to be given a blank check, with business as usual to be continued. Sighhh .... what a waste. And in this mess the top U.S. commander has submitted his 3-month report on the war .... US commander in Afghanistan submits his 3-month take on war (AP) .... a report that will not be released to the public.