01 Nov '12, 8pm

Report: #Afghanistan security forces not ready for 2014

Report: #Afghanistan security forces not ready for 2014

Related PDF: SIGAR Quarterly Report to the United States Congress Afghan National Army soldiers listen to a class on proper patrol movements during their reception, staging, onward movement and integration training, Oct. 11, 2012. The ANA soldiers simulated various possible scenarios including ambushes, indirect fire and improvised explosive devices. Timothy Lenzo/U.S. Marine Corps WASHINGTON — Despite an investment of $11.7 billion for facilities for Afghan police and soldiers, the Afghan government will likely be unable to sustain the necessary operations and maintenance of those buildings after coalition troops withdraw at the end of 2014, according to a report released this week by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The report cites a lack of skilled workers, budgeting and procurement problems, and even harassment and assault of maintenance w...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/report-afghan-security-forces...

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