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.

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