U.S. spending billions on buildings in Afghanistan that may go wasted

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:22 PM
American officials will waste billions of dollars on extra facilities being built with U.S. tax money for Afghanistan's military unless they scale the size and number of the facilities to match actual needs, the top watchdog for Afghan reconstruction said Friday. As part of the 2014 transition, the U.S. is building facilities worth $4.7 billion and transferring existing U.S. bases to hold Afghan National Security Forces troops. But officials didn't take existing U.S. buildings and future troop drawdowns into consideration, and may be left with expensive empty buildings, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction.