A blog providing news, analysis, insight, and commentary on the war in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Funding for Afghan Military Reduced by U.S. Congress
The White House asked for an extra $2.6 billion dollars - over the $5.6 billion baseline request - to buy equipment and fund training for the Afghan military. However, in the recent spending bill, Congress approved only $4.7 billion to pay, equip, supply, and train the Afghan security forces. Read more in "US slashes support for Afghan troops", DEFCON Hill Blog, January 17, 2014.